Nicola Benedetti to become vice-president of The National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain
1 October 2015, 16:14 | Updated: 22 August 2017, 12:49
The brilliant violinist has announced that she will be taking on a top role at the organisation which helped her own musical development
Pictured: Nicola, after performing with the members of the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain. Credit: Drew Farrell
The violinist has announced that she is to become vice-president of the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain, an ensemble which played an important part in her early musical life.
In a statement, Nicola said: “I am profoundly honoured to become a Vice-President of the NCO because it’s an organisation which I hold really close to my heart. My time with the NCO was such an influential and formative experience.
“At the age of eight I was learning the value and importance of collaboration with other musicians as well as gaining an insight into the world of orchestral playing.
“Experiencing the huge orchestral sound gave me confidence in my own playing and a new level of excitement about classical music and the experience of performing it, and knowing that the NCO continues to do that for other young musicians year after year is truly exciting!”
The National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain is open to musically talented children aged 7 to 14 and the ensemble has recently performed in Bristol’s Colston Hall, The Anvil in Basingstoke and G Live in Guildford.