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Nicola Benedetti debuts on Decca Classics with highlights of the baroque violin repertoire, including Summer from Vivaldi's ever-popular Four Seasons and Tartini's famous Devil's Trill sonata.
Italia is Benedetti's first recording of baroque violin repertoire and celebrates her Scottish-Italian heritage as she plays virtuoso Italian masterpieces, accompanied by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra. For this recording, Benedetti borrowed a baroque-era bow from her early music mentor, Rachel Podger, and performs on her usual instrument, a Stradivarius made in 1714.
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Nicola Benedetti was the first ever Scot to win the BBC's 'Young Musician Of The Year' in 2004. Since then she has established a top-level international career, appearing with leading orchestras across Europe, North America and Japan.
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