Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti presents a recital with her musical partner, Ukrainian-born pianist Alexei Grynyuk, at 7:30 p.m. on January 23 in St Francis Auditorium.
The duo are guests of Performance Santa Fe. They perform works by Bach, Prokofiev, Strauss and jazz trumpeter and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wynton Marsalis. In 2015 Marsalis wrote his first violin concerto with and for Benedetti. The two have teamed up to create Fiddle Dance Suit, which is presented during the concert.
Benedetti, who plays the 1717 Gabriel Stradivarius violin, studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She received the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017.