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Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

International Artist Series
Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm

Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:00pm

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The Schubert Club is honored to announce Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti as its first “Featured Artist”, giving us an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with an artist or ensemble over the course of a season.  Nicola’s residency includes a recital on the International Artist Series.  She is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation and performs on the Gariel Stradivarius (1717).  Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Born in Scotland of Italian heritage, Nicola began violin lessons at the age of five. She has since gone on to collect many awards and titles including “Best Female Artist” at both the 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards and the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017, the youngest ever recipient. In addition to her busy orchestra and recital schedule, Benedetti is fiercely committed to music education and has her own education initiative called “The Benedetti Sessions” that give young string players the opportunity to rehearse, undertake and observe masterclasses culminating in a performance alongside Nicola. For her International Artist Series debut in the Ordway Concert Hall, she will give the U.S. premiere of a new work for solo violin written for her by Wynton Marsalis and will be joined for the rest of the program by her regular duo partner, pianist Alexei Grynyuk.



Date & Venue

Friday, January 18, 7:30pm &
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3pm 
Ordway Music Theater

Please join us one hour prior to the performance for a pre-concert talk led by David Evan Thomas.

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Subscribers or interested subscribers, please call the Schubert Club Ticket Office 651.292.3268

Single Tickets

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Discounts are available for students.

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Bach – Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for solo Violin BWV 1004
Prokofiev – Sonata No. 2 for Violin & Piano


Wynton Marsalis – New work for solo Violin (US Premiere)
R. Strauss – Sonata for Violin & Piano

Concerts are estimated to be approximately 2 hours with one intermission.

More info:

Nicola Benedetti on Facebook

Nicola Benedetti’s Webpage

Alexei Grynyuk’s Webpage

Sponsored by Classical MPR
99.5 Classical MPR

…it was thrilling to hear and watch Nicola Benedetti in a truly risk-taking performance that lived so much in the body and fused the sinews of the violin and the nerve-system of the player.”

The Times

A rare precocious talent. She is one of the best violinists of her generation. Determination, complete mastery of her instrument, passion, complexity of sound, sensuality, beauty. Nicola Benedetti is all of these things and so much more.

MP News

A deeply considered, thoughtful account, each note weighed carefully for meaning, but never sounding forced or calculated.

The Scotsman


January 20, 2019
3:00 pm
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Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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