Bearsden violinist meets her musical heroine Nicola Benedetti

Ella with Nicola Benedetti
Ella with Nicola Benedetti

Bearsden violinist, Ella Fraser, will feature on Classic FM this week as part of Young Brilliance Week.

Ella (14), a current member and leader of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, interviews renowned Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti about her time with the NCO and how it helped her career.

She was delighted to be flown down to the Classic FM studios in London where she met her musical heroine.

Ella has been a member of the NCO since she was nine-years-old and she was recently selected to lead the orchestra at a concert in Bristol.

She is a pupil at the High School of Glasgow.

Director of Music at the school Sarah Stuart said: “This is an immense achievement which puts Ella firmly on the map as one of the UK’s top violinists for her age group.”

Ella will be playing with the NCO at Preston Guild Hall on July 30 and in December at the Barbican in London. A video of her interview with Nicola Benedetti can be seen on the video section of Classic FM’s Facebook page.

Just go to https://www.facebook.com/ClassicFM/videos?ref=page_internal