Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today.
With concerto performances at the heart of her career, Nicola is in much demand with major orchestras and conductors across the globe. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include performances with the London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Toronto Symphony amongst many others. This season will see the continuation of the premiere performance circuit of the Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto written for Nicola with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C. The season additionally features two extensive tours of North America with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra that take her from Baltimore’s Shriver Hall to Los Angeles’s Disney Concert Hall.
Most recently Nicola has enjoyed collaborations with the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Verdi Orchestra Milano, Camerata Salzburg, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, La Cetra Barockorchester, Orchestre Capitole du Toulouse, Iceland Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival.
Violin & Conductors
Violinist Guy Braunstein was born in Tel Aviv and studied under the guidance of Chaim Taub and later in New York with Glenn Dicterow and Pinchas Zuckerman.
He started performing as an international soloist and a chamber musician at a young age and has since performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. His chamber music collaborations have included projects with Issac Stern, András Schiff, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Pollini, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Mitsuko Uchida and Angelika Kirschlager to name a few.
He was the youngest person ever to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, a position he held for twelve years before leaving to pursue his solo career.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season include concerto performances with Danish National Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Bournemouth Symphony, Noord Nederlands Orkest and Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro di Fenice amongst others. Guy is increasingly in demand as a conductor and next season will conduct orchestras including Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Trondheim Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and Lahti Symphony. Guy will also perform chamber music and recitals throughout Europe.
Guy plays a rare violin made by Francesco Roggieri in 1679.
Veronika Eberle’s exceptional talent, the poise and maturity of her musicianship have been recognised by many of the world’s finest orchestras, venues and festivals, as well as by some of the most eminent conductors.
Concerto highlights of 16/17 season include debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra London and return invitations to the Montreal Symphony, Munich Kammerorchester and Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich. Veronika appeared in Hamburgische Staatsoper’s production of Lulu, performing Berg’s Violin Concerto, conducted by Kent Nagano and continues her association with the Kamerakademie Potsdam with a season-long residency. She recently made her debut with Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Mozarteaum Orchestra Salzburg, Radio France Philharmonic and the Hamburger Philharmoniker.
Veronika Eberle is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including Shai Wosner, Lars Vogt, Renaud Capuçon and Antoine Tamestit. During the 15/16 season she undertook a substantial chamber music tour with the soprano Anna Prohaska which visited major European venues including Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Salzburg Festival.
Veronika Eberle plays the “Dragonetti” Stradivarius (1700), on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
Recognised worldwide for her unique interpretations and virtuosity, Vilde Frang continues to develop into one of the most sought after young violinists on the concert platform. In 2012 she was unanimously awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artists Award which led to her acclaimed debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival.
The 2016/17 season will include her debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev, plus engagements with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Jarvi, a tour to Asia with the Gurzenich-Orchester and François-Xavier Roth, Dallas Symphony with Hrusa and a return to the Orchestre de Paris. Vilde will also be returning to the Lucerne Festival with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester and Herbert Blomstedt.
She has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mariss Jansons, Ivan Fischer, David Zinman, Daniel Harding, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Vasily Petrenko, Jakub Hrusa, Paavo Järvi, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yuri Temirkanov.
Vilde Frang is an exclusive Warner Classics artist and her recordings have received numerous awards, most recently winning the Concerto category for her performances of the Britten and Korngold concertos (with the Frankfurt RSO conducted by James Gaffigan) at the 2016 Gramophone Awards.