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. Conductors with whom Nicola has worked include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jiří Bělohlávek, Stéphane Denève, Christoph Eschenbach, James Gaffigan, Hans Graf, Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Jakub Hrůša, Kirill Karabits, Andrew Litton, Kristjan Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Cristian Măcelaru, Zubin Mehta, Andrea Marcon, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Donald Runnicles, Thomas Søndergård, Krzysztof Urbanski, Juraj Valcua, Edo de Waart, Pinchas Zukerman and Jaap van Zweden.
Nicola enjoys working with the highest level of orchestras including collaborations with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C., Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, Czech Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony 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 included 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 new production of Lulu, performing Berg’s Violin Concerto, conducted by Kent Nagano and continued her association with the Kamerakademie Potsdam with a season-long residency.
In 17/18, Veronika will appear with the Orchestre National de Lille, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, London Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink, Orchester Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Hamburg Philharmonic. Highlights will include debut concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tours of Australia and Japan as well as concerts with the Hamburg Opera for the revival of Alban Berg’s Lulu.
Veronika Eberle is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including Shai Wasner, Lars Vogt, Renaud Capuçon and Antoine Tamestit. Recent recital highlights include London (Wigmore Hall Master Series), New York (Carnegie Hall debut series), Salzburg (Mozarteum), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Paris (Theatre de la Ville), Zurich (Tonhalle) and the Lucerne Festival.
Veronika Eberle plays the “Dragonetti” Stradivarius (1700), on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
Vilde Frang’s profound musicianship and exceptional lyricism has elevated her as one of the leading and most individual young artists.
In 2012 she was unanimously awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artists Award which led to her debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival.
In 2016 she made her acclaimed debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle as part of their Europa Konzert and she will return during the 17-18 season for her subscription debut at the Philharmonie, as well as concerts at the Baden Baden Easter Festival with Ivan Fischer.
Regularly appearing with the leading orchestras, her recent highlights have included performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Dallas Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris.
The 2017-18 season will mark her debuts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Trevor Pinnock, Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pittsburgh Symphony under Osmo Vanska and
Orchestra Mozart under Bernard Haitink. She will also tour Germany and Switzerland with the City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Symphony orchestras, as well as return engagements with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and the Philharmonia Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre.
Vilde Frang is an exclusive Warner Classics artist and her recordings have received numerous awards. She is the recipient of the Edison Klassiek Award, Classic BRIT Award, “Diapason d’Or” by Diapason Magazine, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and Echo Klassik Award. She also received a Gramophone Award in the Concerto category for her recording of Korngold’s Violin Concerto.