The Kew Music Festival is very excited to welcome violinist Nicola Benedetti together
with Leonard Elschenbroich cello and Alexei Grynyuk piano.
Nicola Benedetti has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and
poise and is one of the UK's most innovative and creative young violinists. In recent
seasons Nicola has performed with almost all of the UK and Ireland's major symphony
International cello virtuoso Leonard Elschenbroich was the winner of the prestigious
Leonard Bernstein award in 2009. He has caught the attention of some of the world’s
greatest conductors and has received invitations to make orchestral debuts from Valery
Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Manfred Honeck and Christoph Eschenbach. Leonard recently
performed the Brahms double with Anne-Sophie Mutter and this summer he will make
his American debut playing Saint-Seans Concerto No.1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
"Leonard has an extraordinary and unique gift: His musical sensitivity, combined
with courageous virtuosity are truly impressive and his radiant expressive personality
is deeply convincing." - Anne-Sophie Mutter
“Depth, expressivity, charisma, perfection. His playing is the ideal every artist
searches for.” - Christoph Eschenbach
Equally at home in Classical, Romantic and Twentieth-Century repertoire British-
Ukrainian pianist Alexei Grynyuk has been described by ‘Le Figaro’ (Paris) as ‘…master
of transparent and sovereign touch…astonishing personality and absolutely transcendental
virtuosity’. He has already appeared at many of the world’s most renowned concert
halls, including Wigmore Hall & South Bank Centre in London, Salle Cortot & Salle
Gaveau in Paris, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York and other prominent venues of Europe, United States, Mexico, Japan, South
Korea and Morocco.