Nicola Benedetti plays Shostakovich

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Shostakovitch Violin Concerto No.1

Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

Violin: Nicola Benedetti

Conductor: Jason Thornton

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 of classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Nicola will bring Shostakovitch's dark, introspective First Violin Concerto to life with a performance that promises energy, torment and breath-taking passion.

Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet was premiered in 1938 and is possibly one of the most dramatic and colourful of all his ballets. The Montagues and Capulets has gained notoriety both for its sheer drama and as the theme tune to the television programme, The Apprentice.

King Edward's School, Bath proudly sponsors this concert.

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