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Star violinist returns to the Hall

4 March, 2014

Celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti, the two-time winner of Best Female Artist at the Classical BRIT Awards, will return to the Royal Albert Hall in September 2015.

Nicola is one of the most sought after and highly regarded classical musicians working today, and won universal acclaim for her most recent recording, The Silver Violin.

After studying at the Yehudi Menuhin school from the age of 10, she became widely known in 2004 as the winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.

Since then, she has become one of the leading lights of the classical scene, recording for Decca Classics and playing rapturously received concerts around the globe.

In September 2013, Nicola presented The Benedetti Sessions at the Royal Albert Hall, holding a three-day masterclass for aspiring young string players as part of the venue’s education and outreach programme, followed by her Albert Sessions recital.

Nicola was awarded an MBE in 2013 in recognition of both her outstanding international career and her work with musical charities, and recently became one of the youngest ever castaways on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

She will return to the iconic Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 27 September 2015.

Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the venue, said: “Nicola’s performance last year was extraordinary, a masterclass in how to captivate an audience with a beautiful programme played to perfection.

“We are delighted to welcome her back to the Royal Albert Hall and are thrilled she will again be helping us to promote the very best in musical education through our expanding programme of Albert Sessions.

“With the success of Jake Bugg last week and the excitement around The 1975 and Alison Balsom later this year the Hall has never been more alive with the sounds of young people enjoying and participating in music-making at the highest level.”

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Listings information:

Nicola Benedetti at the Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 27 September 2015
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
Tickets £15-£49.50 (booking fees apply)
Box Office 020 7589 8212


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Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, the Hall is a registered charity which operates without public funding, remaining true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. Extending the brand with 200 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers.

The Hall also offers the Elgar Room, a state-of-the-art small-scale performance space which hosts performances of classical music, jazz and world music, comedy, dance and hush, a series of gigs for just signed bands throughout the year. In the main auditorium, it offers the Albert Sessions, an initiative that encourages up and coming acts to play at the Hall by offering reduced rental fees to promoters and lower ticket prices to encourage younger audiences to visit the Hall. It also works extensively with schools, young people, disadvantaged groups and partners such as Music For Youth through its Education programme, reaching over 100,000 participants each year as part of its extensive public benefit remit. It has also been appointed by the Arts Council as one of the country’s regional music education hubs.

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