Stradivarius re-strung to recreate original sound

Nicola Benedetti
Nicola Benedetti

Love will not be the only thing in the air on Valentine’s Day in Warwick.

Superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti is visiting to perform with the town’s Armonico Consort.

She will play Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in St Mary’s Collegiate Church.

Nicola has built an international reputation after being named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004.

She plans to re-string her Stradivarius, made in 1717, with Baroque gut strings to recreate the original sound.

Artistic director Christopher Monks said: “This concert is set to be one of the highlights of our year. Nicola is a true inspiration to all musicians, young and old and audiences everywhere.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm on February 14.

For tickets phone the church on 0844 581 0750 or visit