The Benedetti Sessions at Glasgow City Halls | 22-24 March 2013
Nicola Benedetti leads 40 of Scotland’s finest young string players as they face the formidable challenge of preparing and performing one of the most difficult and exciting pieces for string orchestra – Bartok’s Divertimento – in a single weekend. Over the weekend they’ll participate in masterclasses, mentoring, workshops, Q&As and performances. And if you yourself are a string player there is a chance for you to join in a performance of the Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana. Click on the links above to find out more about the events and how to get involved.
Here’s a word from Nicola about the weekend:
“Anyone playing music can appreciate its formative power, and can recognise the endless list of life-building skills encouraged by the experience of daily dedication to an instrument, and of a community learning to work harmoniously through playing in a group.
Music can develop confidence, deepen one’s sensitivity and compassion, and strengthen character and identity. But being good at playing demands a lot – the harder you work, the greater the rewards and the deeper the enjoyment.
This weekend is all about playing, working hard together, talking and sharing experiences. And having some fun. Hope to see you there!”