Elected: 2017
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Ms Nicola Benedetti
Violinist, Scotland
Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. With concerto performances at the heart of her career, she is much in demand with major orchestras and conductors across the globe. Fiercely committed to music education and developing young talent, Nicola has formed associations with education establishments including schools, music colleges and local authorities, and in 2010 became Sistema Scotland’s official musical ‘Big Sister’ for the Big Noise project. In addition, she has developed her own education initiative entitled The Benedetti Sessions, giving hundreds of aspiring young string players the opportunity to rehearse, undertake and observe masterclasses culminating in a performance alongside her.