A weekend with Nicola Benedetti has strings attached

PUBLISHED: 10:01 23 March 2017

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti

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A weekend music festival featuring the celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti called The Nicola Benedetti Strings Festival will be at Saffron Hall on May 6 and 7.

It will be a weekend of talks, workshops and practical sessions for teachers, students and families organised by the venue with The European String Teachers Assocation.

Over the weekend, Nicola will deliver workshops, discussions and performance sessions with guest teachers including Andrea Gajic, Steve Bingham, Simon Cartledge and William Bruce.

Saturday, May 6 is a family day for string learners of all ages and abilities. An open string orchestra session will offer a chance to play in a string orchestra led by Nicola.

Sunday, May 7 will be a professional development day for teachers. Throughout the weekend, the Saffron Hall foyer will also be busy with events including a busking competition, drop in sessions, pop-up concerts, instrument have a go sessions and music tech labs.

Nicola, whose concerts sell out as soon as they are booked, said: “We will be discussing everything strings related, it should be an interesting event for families, musicians, their parents and, above all, teachers.”

n 2013, Nicola founded the Benedetti Sessions, a workshop, rehearsal, masterclass and performance project designed for young musicians of all abilities. The sessions have been in collaboration with the Royal Albert Hall, The Cheltenham Festival, London Music Masters, Wigmore Hall, Glasgow Life, UNECSO, The Royal College of Music and a summer programme hosted by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Tickets: Teachers £25, adult learner £10, parent/family member £10, under 18s £5 from saffronhall.com

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