Nicola Benedetti

Academy of Ancient Music

A picture of Nicola Benedetti

In the second of our two concerts marking the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time.

Performing this programme with gut strings – which she has described as having a more 'human' sound than that offered by their modern counterparts – Nicola brings to life music including Telemann's Frogs concerto (where the violins and violas imitate a chorus of croaking amphibians), and Vivaldi's sizzling Il Grosso Mogul where solo and orchestral parts mesh together in a feast of virtuosity. Opening the concert, soloists from AAM join Nicola in Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins.

6.30pm Pre-concert talk
Free to ticket holders

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