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Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti sweeps America (VIDEOS)

By April MacIntyre Mar 1, 2013, 23:07 GMT

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti sweeps America (VIDEOS)

Nicola Benedetti - South Bank Sky Arts Awards - Arrivals - Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos

International star violinist Nicola Benedetti launched the release of her new recording, The Silver Violin, in America last week with high-profile promotional stops in Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC. 

The Scottish-born beauty’s schedule included a performance on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert (run date TBD), and WQXR’s Greene Space live concert radio special and webcast (featuring Oscar-winner Howard Shore), among other appearances. 

To watch her performance on the Ferguson show, click here

To listen to WQXR’s Greene Space concert and conversation click here: 

Described by Craig Ferguson as “beautiful, talented and enchanting,” Benedetti has nabbed the #2 spot on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Album Chart, second only to the established Joshua Bell.   Released February 19th, the new Decca album is a beautifully interpreted collection of Hollywood cinema classics, released just in time for the Oscars, which coincidentally also featured film music as their theme on this year’s broadcast.

On February 19th Benedetti dazzled over 100 top entertainment and industry leaders -- including  Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin and 16-time Grammy-winning producer and songwriter David Foster -- at a fundraising event in Los Angeles for the organization Education Through Music-LA (ETM-LA).

The private concert benefitting ETM-LA was held at the home of Emmy-nominated composer Blake Neely (The Mentalist; Everwood), and was co-hosted by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer John Debney (Iron Man 2; The Passion of the Christ), with proceeds going directly to support their music programs in inner-city Los Angeles elementary schools.

Additional coverage includes VEVO who is currently featuring the music video for “Por una cabeza” on their playlist following her performance of the song on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. 

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