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Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. She won the GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo in 2020 and Best Female Artist at both 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards. This season, Nicola will collaborate with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for live concerts at the BBC Proms and with digital projects for the Philharmonia and Paavo Järvi and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Maxim Emelyanychev. Nicola launched the Benedetti Foundation in 2019, which aims to inspire young people and teachers through transformative orchestra-based workshops that showcase what Music Education at its best can look and feel like. Nicola plays the Gariel Stradivarius (1717), courtesy of Jonathan Moulds.
Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen