Violinist Nicola Benedetti to Perform at GRAMMYs Pre-Broadcast Ceremony

January 22, 2020, 12:40 PM · This Sunday, violinist Nicola Benedetti will perform at the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, which takes place right before the televised 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Nicola Benedetti
Violinist Nicola Benedetti. Photo by Simon Fowler.

Benedetti is nominated this year in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo for her performance on the album Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite, for which composer and jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis also is nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for the violin concerto.

"I am so honored to perform at the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and to be nominated for this project, which has been a deeply edifying experience for me and one I will always reflect on with immense gratitude," Benedetti said. "It has been a privilege to learn and perform these two inspired and unequivocal masterpieces, and to deepen my understanding of Wynton’s compositional language, cultural richness and philosophical insights. Long-form musical pieces are often described as a journey and this sure has been a rich and fascinating one."

Benedetti has not announced what she will play at the Premiere Ceremony, which presents the many GRAMMY awards that are not presented on the televised show. The ceremony takes place 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com, where it will remain as video on demand for 90 days. The host of the pre-broadcast ceremony will be nominee Imogen Heap and other performers include Chick Corea, folk group I'm With Her, Angélique Kidjo and Best New Artist nominee Yola.

Also nominated in the "Best Classical Instrument Solo" category is violinist Tessa Lark, for her recording of Michael Torke's Sky, Concerto for Violin.

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