Benedetti/Elschenbroich play Brahms Double with de Waart

Benedetti/Elschenbroich play Brahms Double with de Waart

(Photo credit: Jane Lawrence)

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich are sweeping through New Zealand this month on an 8-city tour with New Zealand Symphony and conductor Edo de Waart.

Click below for concert reviews and a video of Nicola and Leonard discussing their collaboration on Brahms Double Concerto:

New Zealand Herald:
April 11, 2016
“Brahms Double Concerto works well when its soloists have a relationship beyond the concert stage and Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich invested it with their own emotional vibrancy.”

Otago Daily Times
April 15, 2016
“Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich certainly had individual moments of virtuosic flair while working in perfect partnership, dealing with the entwining themes and varied moods of this grand work. The opening passage of the Andante achieved particular beauty, with calm legato and rich string timbre, and the soloists set a stimulating mood for the final Vivace, which moved through suggestions of gypsy folk and well-paced themes to the dramatic final.”