03/09/18
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Dineo Makhatholela (11YO Viola), Fergus Slater (14YO Double Bass), Lucia -Elena Butnaru (9YO Viola),Ella Skinner (13YO Cello),Daniel Kondraciuk (Big Noise Torry 9YO Viola), Nicola Benedetti,

NICOLA BENEDETTI AND BIG NOISE PITCH PERFECT AT LAUNCH OF SUPER STRINGS SESSIONS IN ABERDEEN
World-class violinist Nicola Benedetti and Big Noise launched a fantastic new series of free Super Strings Sessions for hundreds of young musicians across Scotland at Aberdeen Arts Centre today (Monday 3rd September 2018).
Super Strings Sessions will involve around 350 young string players and are supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Sessions will take place during four days across September and October in Aberdeen today, (Monday 3rd September); Stirling on Tuesday, 4th September and Glasgow on Sunday, 7th October. The project will culminate in an exciting Festival of Strings Day at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Tuesday 9th October 2018.
The charity Sistema Scotland celebrates ten years of delivering its transformative Big Noise programme in Scotland. Young people from all across Scotland who play violin, viola, cello and double bass were invited to join Nicola Benedetti, children and inspirational teachers from the four Big Noise centres in Raploch, (Stirling), Govanhill (Glasgow), Torry (Aberdeen) and Douglas (Dundee) to form one-off string ensembles at the sessions.During the sessions all young people will have the opportunity to play in an ensemble led by Nicola Benedetti, perform with her, and be involved in a Q&A discussion with Nicola about string playing. They will have the chance to experience working with their peers from across the country and share their experiences and opinions on making music in Scotland, and what role they can have in shaping music-making for young people in the future.

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