Honorary Graduate, 12 July 2013 11am – Ms Nicola Benedetti

Posted by er134 at Jul 11, 2013 02:10 PM |
Classical violinist and previous winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year

Nicola Benedetti MBE was born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire and started learning to play the violin at the age of four.

By the age of nine, she had already passed the eight grades of musical examinations while attending the independent Wellington School, Ayr, and in September 1997 began to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School for young musicians.

She has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and played in the presence of Prince Edward in 1999 and 2001.

Benedetti won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004 and has since released several albums, of which Fantasie peaked at no. 1 in the UK classical chart. She received an MBE in the New Year Honours 2013.

Ms Nicola Benedetti will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Music at this week’s Graduation Ceremony on Friday 12 July 2013

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