Arts presenter Verity Sharp
interviews Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is one of the biggest classical music stars of the moment.

She’s become the first British solo violinist in nearly two decades to reach the Top 20 in the UK pop charts. Since the 1990s no other British violinist has entered the Top 20 of the Official UK Album Pop Music Chart. Nicola is also the first-ever Scottish classical artist to enter the Top 20.

In the interview for Sinfini Music, Nicola talks to arts presenter Verity Sharp about the challenges of moving from classical music to traditional Scottish folk music. Picking up her Strad she demonstrates the techniques she had to master before working with such folk royalty as Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and folk singer Julie Fowlis.

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