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Nicola Benedetti set to play concerto, written for her by Wynton Marsalis / The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Violin star Acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti relishes playing challenging music, so much so that she asked Wynton Marsalis to make the concerto he wrote for her more difficult. As one of the world's most acclaimed young violinists, Nicola Benedetti has earned a stellar reputation for her ability to perform some of the most challenging works in classical music with flawless technical mastery and deep emotional conviction. So what did this Scottish-born virtuoso tell jazz legend Wynton Marsalis after he sent her the first page of the violin concerto he had composed especially for her? ((Photo by Simon Fowler))

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"Romance, Mystery, Marsalis," a San Diego Symphony Jacobs Masterworks concert, featuring violinist Nicola Benedetti and conductor Cristian Măcelaru plays Friday at 8p & Sunday at 2p.