Violinist Nicola Benedetti has stepped in as soloist for the Last Night of the Proms, taking the stage at Royal Albert Hall for the second time during this year’s BBC Proms. This also marks her second appearance at the Last Night of the Proms.
Nicky will perform Vaughan Williams’s beloved The Lark Ascending with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska, and soprano Golda Schultz.
“The BBC Proms is a phenomenon celebrated around the world,” says Nicky, “and it will be my honour to perform at the Last Night for the second time. The Lark Ascending was written shortly before Vaughan Williams enlisted in the First World War, and gives us sorrow, beauty, and peace. Music can provide solace, and an opportunity to reflect and confront. I hope to communicate at least some of this for people during this difficult time.”