Nicola Benedetti’s Indian Serenade
Celebrating ten years since she won Young Musician of the Year, virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the trip of a lifetime: a tour of India. This film goes behind the scenes with Nicola – as she plays in Mumbai and New Delhi and experiences the country for the very first time.
It reveals the joys and challenges of life on the road for a musician; the gruelling rehearsal schedule, the pre-performance nerves and the thrill of coming off stage to rapturous applause. There’s an insight into Nicola’s passion for the violin – and the special bond she shares with her Stradivarius. Nicola also takes part in workshops for local children and gives an informal performance to young children in a Mumbai municipal school.