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Nicola Benedetti interview: Bruch, boyfriends and Scottish independence

‘Most of the time I feel like I fall short of what my ear is looking for’

7 June 2014

9:00 AM

7 June 2014

9:00 AM

On  18 September, the Scots will decide whether they want to become independent. But it is only a coincidence that Scotland’s most celebrated violinist is launching an album that brings together Scottish folk music, the tunes of Robert Burns and Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. Nonetheless, I want to know where Nicola Benedetti stands on the most fundamental question the Scots have asked of themselves since the Act of Union in 1707.

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