Benedetti Sessions at Saffron Hall
24 September 2021
We were delighted to have be able to host the first in-person Benedetti Sessions weekend since March 2020 on 24-26 September run by the Benedetti Foundation.
The weekend brought together 125 young musicians aged 6-18 to form 3 scratch orchestras as well as featuring sessions for local primary schools and instrumental teachers. Participants enjoyed coaching from specialist tutors, including baroque specialists Margaret Faultless (violin), Oliver Wilson (viola), Clifton Harrison (viola), Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and David Watkin, who conducted the performance in the video below.
Watch a special performance from participants
Watch participants and tutors perform a multi-level arrangement of Geminiani’s La Folia, written specially by the Ayoub Sisters to encompass all levels of playing from beginner to advanced, conducted by David Watkin.
Browse snapshots from the weekend
We'd like to say a huge thank you to the Benedetti Foundation and Nicola Benedetti for bringing together so many young musicians for this inspiring event in Saffron Hall.