Media Release Tuesday 4th March 2014
Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti joins Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for National Concert Hall performance
Renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with conductor Kirill Karabits, who teamed up to produce the best-selling classical album of 2012 [The Silver Violin] will perform together at the National Concert Hall, on Thursday 27th of March as part of the International Concert Series 2013/2014 .
Sponsored by Green Property, this concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s emotionally charged Romeo & Juliet before Nicola joins the orchestra as guest soloist to perform Korngold’s haunting and expressive Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. The evening will finish with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, one of the great symphonies of the twentieth century.
Stephen Vernon of Green Property said “Green Property takes great pleasure in bringing people together to share beautiful music and we strive towards excellence in everything we do. The opportunity to have a role in presenting such magnificent artists to an Irish audience was too good to miss”.
Simon Taylor, Chief Executive of the National Concert Hall said, "I am delighted to be welcoming my former colleagues the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to Dublin for the first time. Kirill Karabits is one of the most exciting and musically engaging young conductors in the world today and this concert with the wonderful Nicola Benedetti promises to be a highlight of the year".
A former BBC Young Musician of the Year, who secured a record deal worth 2million pounds at the age of 16, Nicola Benedetti has since established an international career as a prize-winning soloist, concerto performer and recording artist. Winner of the Best Female Artist at the 2012 Classical BRIT Awards, Nicola was also appointed as a Member of the most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours last year. Her charitable and education work has been central to her career and in 2013, she developed her own education and outreach initiative - The Benedetti Sessions - giving aspiring young players the opportunity to rehearse, undertake and observe masterclasses culminating in a performance with her. She has plans to develop this exciting initiative on an international scale.
The ‘14/’15 season will see her further her passion for music of the Italian Baroque and historical performance realized in collaborations with Andrea Marcon and WDR Cologne, Venice Baroque Orchestra and a European tour with La Cetra Barokorchester Basel.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra last year celebrated 120 year of music making. One of the oldest orchestras in the UK, it has a remarkable artistic pedigree stretching back to Elgar, Sibelius, Holst and Vaughan Williams and includes over 300 recordings. Its contemporary reputation has been developed under its recent principal conductors Andrew Litton, Yakov Kreizburg and Marin Alsop and is currently under the outstanding artistic leadership of Kirill Karabits who was recognised with the Conductor prize at the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.
This concert is sponsored by Green Property.
The International Concert Series 13/14 is supported the Irish Times.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra | Kirill Karabits, conductor | Nicola Benedetti, violin
Thursday 27 March 2013 at the National Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet
Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Tickets: €40, €50, €60, €70 (€30 Choir Balcony)
National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie
For further information please contact Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 0057 / 087 1775334