Nicola Benedetti’s Boyfriend: Who Is The Violinist Dating in 2021?

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Nicola Benedetti: Who is she dating?
Nicola Benedetti

One thing the fans of prodigy violinist Nicola Benedetti are very curious about is, is she dating or is she single? Nicola Benedetti was previously in a relationship with her longtime German boyfriend, Leonard Elschenbroich. This longtime relationship ended in 2017. Since then, the fans are restless to know whether she is in any other relationship or not. She is very protective of her private life and especially her love life, as whenever asked about it, she dodges it or does not answer at all.

Nicola Benedetti is an Italian-Scottish classical violinist. She is a child prodigy who started playing violin at the age of four. At the age of 16, she received the BBC Young Musician of the year award. In 2013 She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for contributions towards music and charities. She was then appointed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2019 for contributions towards music. BBC’s 100 Women list named Benedetti in 2015.

Who is Nicola Benedetti dating?

She was in a relationship with German-born Leonard Elschenbroich, who is also a musician and plays the cello. This decade-long relationship ended in the year 2017. But they are both in contact to this day. In a talk on BBC Radio Star Talk series, aired on February 2021, she said that she was still in contact with her former boyfriend. ‘I never stopped loving him though it evolved into a different kind of love”, she added. Benedetti still surprises Leonard’s mother on special occasions like birthdays. Whenever Benedetti has a concert in London, she surely invites Leonard to it.

Leonard Elschenbroich dated Nicola Benedetti
Nicola Benedetti’s former boyfriend Leonard Elschenbroich

So, who is Nicola dating now? Nobody knows or can confirm whether she is in a relationship or not. Even if Benedetti is dating someone, she does not share much about her love life with the media. Many fans have speculated that she is still single currently, but it has not been confirmed directly by the musician herself.

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When asked about marrying and settling down in the same BBC’s radio Star Talk series, she said that she still has many big things to achieve in her life, and without them, she is not ready to commit to a relationship and settle down. She further added that she is more comfortable with a partner who knows about music or will at least try to talk about music than one who will not talk about it at all.

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Nicola Benedetti: Professional Detail

Nicola Benedetti was born on 20 July 1987 in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Her father is Italian, and her mother half-Italian half-Scottish. With lessons from Brenda Smith, she started to play the violin at the age of four.

She first performed in Holyrood Palace in the presence of Prince Edward in 1999 for the anniversary celebration. In 2001 she performed a concerto for The Prince again with the London Mozart Players at St. James’s Palace. She has also won the UK’s Brilliant Prodigy Competition in 2002. In 2003 she was brought in as soloist for the recording of a DVD titled Barbie of Swan Lake at Abbey Road Studios by the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 2004 she performed Karol Szymanowski’s First violin Concerto in the final of BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, which landed her first prize. Then next year BBC Young Musician of the Year led her to the Top Scot award.

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Nicola Benedetti performing with 1717 “Gariel” Stradivarius

Nicola Benedetti performs with 1717 “Gariel” Stradivarius. She plays a 304 years old violin named 1717 “Gariel” Stradivarius, which was lent to her by Jonathan Moulds, who is a London banker and also a board member of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2012. This violin is worth £10 million. Benedetti has said that she still does not own it and doesn’t see herself ever affording it. She takes care of this violin very much by taking it to the violin restorer at least every month.

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She landed a Grammy award for best classical instrumental solo for Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite. She is the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Medal for Music which she received in May 2017.

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