Nicola Benedetti Foundation Announces Mini Virtual Sessions for Fall 2021

September 17, 2021, 4:20 PM · After offering multiple online educational opportunities throughout the pandemic, violinist Nicola Benedetti's U.K.-based Benedetti Foundation will continue its online educational mission with about 50 Mini Virtual Sessions throughout this fall, beginning in late September.

Nicola Benedetti
Violinist Nicola Benedetti.

The Mini Virtual Sessions are short, focused workshops designed to provide an in-depth exploration of a wide variety of topics. Practical sessions will concentrate on technique, physicality and wellbeing; and discussion sessions will focus on personal and professional development for students and teachers. Delivered on Zoom, the sessions will be taught by professional instrumentalists and teachers as well as students and recent graduates.

You can register here for Virtual Mini Sessions in four categories: Children and Young People; Teachers (Instrumental and Classroom); Students and Recent Graduates and Adult Learners. There is a a small registration fee, but also financial support.

Here are a few highlights from the Mini-Sessions that will be offered this fall:

Launched in January 2020, the Benedetti Foundation's original plan was to present large-scale Benedetti Sessions workshops all over the United Kingdom, with each workshop lasting for three days and involving about 300 students and 100 teachers.

The pandemic caused a change of plans, and the Benedetti Foundation started offering virtual Benedetti Sessions in May 2020. Since then, the foundation has presented five Virtual Sessions, including the Global Violin Sessions, Christmas Virtual Sessions, Baroque Virtual Sessions and Building Foundations: The Physicality and Psychology of Playing. Those sessions have served more than 25,000 participants, aged two to 92, from 102 countries. The Foundation also has produced more than 750 live and pre-recorded video lessons, with some 4.8 million views on YouTube.

This fall, the Benedetti Foundation will also see a return to in-person sessions, with live sessions planned in Saffron Walden, England and Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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