I have been playing the violin since the age of 7, and I continue to be delighted when I hear an artist somewhat new to me playing this instrument in a totally beautiful and sensitive way.
Such was the case this morning, as I listened to Nicolla Nenedetti play the Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata. What a lovely tone, and a wonderfully sensitive interpretation.
Benedetti was born in England to an Italian father and a Scottish mother. She started learning to play the violin at the age of four. At age eight, she became the leader of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. In September 1997 began to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School for young musicians.
Here is Ms. Benedetti in the music that I heard:
And here’s one more: The Mozart sonata in E-Minor: