Classical Music

Violin star Nicola Benedetti elated to do concerto by jazz great Wynton Marsalis

Violin star Nicola Benedetti elated to do concerto by jazz great Wynton Marsalis

As one of the world's most acclaimed young violinists, Nicola Benedetti has earned a stellar reputation for her ability to perform some of the most challenging works in classical music with flawless technical mastery and deep emotional conviction.

So what did this Scottish-born virtuoso tell jazz legend Wynton Marsalis after he sent her the first page of the violin concerto he had composed especially for her?

"I told him, 'It's too easy!' " Benedetti, 30, recalled, laughing at the memory.

How did Marsalis, 56, react to her...

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