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Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti chooses Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto

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Born in West Kilbride in 1987. At age 16 won BBC Young Musician of the Year. In 2012 was soloist at the Last Night of the Proms. In 2013 awarded an MBE. Latest CD is The Silver Violin.

Violin Concerto by Erich Korngold

Nicola Benedetti chooses the Violin Concerto in D major (1945) by Austrian composer Erich Korngold, recorded in 1953 by violinist Jascha Heifetz with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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