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Marsalis/Benedetti wins 2020 GRAMMY Award 'Best Classical Instrumental Solo' for 'Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite'

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Nicola Benedetti's Decca Classics album features premiere recordings of two works written especially for her by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D and Fiddle Dance Suite for Solo Violin. Benedetti performs Violin Concerto in D with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru who has collaborated with the violinist to perform the work six times. The concerto was co-commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Ravinia, LA Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Benedetti performed the world premiere with the LSO under conductor James Gaffigan in London in November 2015. 

Congratulations \to Wynton Marsalis & Nicola Benedetti winning 2020 GRAMMY Award 'Best Classical Instrumental Solo' for 'Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite' with Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra).