Lucy Thraves


The Benedetti Foundation announces daily online music lessons

12:35, 9th April 2020

Violinist Nicola Benedetti is to host three sessions a week – ‘Live at Five’ – on her social media channels every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Benedetti is a leading advocate for music education and the role of arts in the wider community.

On Tuesdays, she will discuss a topic on her YouTube channel; on Thursdays, she will host ‘Technique with Nicky’, presenting a topic chosen from an audience poll; and on Sundays, she will host ‘Dinner with Nicky’, which will feature an interview with a special guest sharing dinner and drinks, discussing music-making and more.

For general enquiries about or to pledge financial support to the Foundation, please contact:

Laura Gardiner, education director, the Benedetti Foundation

Tel: 07515 882901 | laura@benedettifoundation.org

In addition, Benedetti is set to release an album of works by Edward Elgar on 15 May 2020 (Decca Classics).

She described Elgar as ‘so out of the ordinary, from his non-traditional training to his understanding of people to his style of expression in music. There is only one Edward Elgar, and I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to record so much of his music.’

Benedetti is inviting young musicians to learn and perform Elgar’s Salut d’Amour, one of the tracks from the new album, via daily YouTube tutorials, every day from 10 – 16 April.

Participants are invited to email their performances of Salut d’Amour to info@benedettifoundation.org or upload on social media using #salutnicky by 5pm on Thursday 16 April.

Visit www.benedettifoundation.org to access the following information:

  • The sheet music for Salut d’Amour which is available to download
  • Nicola performing Salut d’Amour allowing young musicians to play along
  • Petr Limonov performing only the piano part allowing young musicians to play along
  • Full details on how to submit your performance of Salut d’Amour.
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