Benedetti given prestigious Scottish music award

Nicola Benedetti follows her Classic BRIT Award with a gong at the illustrious Tartan Clef awards in Glasgow.

Nicola Benedetti performing at the 2012 Classic BR

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has been given a special award at the Tartan Clef Awards, held on Saturday night. The awards, put on in support of the Nordoff Robbins charity, took place in Glasgow and were attended by some the Scottish music industry's most important names.

Benedetti was given the Special Recognition award, honouring her efforts in getting music therapy into schools.

The award tops off a fantastic year for Bnedetti, who not only stormed the pop charts with her album The Silver Violin, but also scooped a Classic BRIT Award in October, beating the competition to the Female Artist of the Year award.

The Tartan Clef Awards were also won by such diverse artists as Deacon Blue, Barbara Dickson and Carly Connor. The Sunday Mail Industry Award went to Bill Martin, legendary songwriter for the likes of Elvis Presley.

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