Events Calendar

Streamed performance: Vasily Petrenko with Nicola Benedetti

Thursday 29 April 2021, 7.30pm
An image of Nicola Benedetti and Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Albert Hall

BEETHOVEN King Stephen Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Vasily Petrenko Conductor
Nicola Benedetti CBE Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This performance is available to watch until 29 April 7:30pm BST. See below for further ticketing information.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Designate Vasily Petrenko take to the Royal Albert Hall once again with a feast of music from composing giants, all recorded within the iconic London venue, and brought directly to the comfort of your own home.

Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Heralded for her captivating performances, she boasts a hectic schedule of international performances, alongside producing award-winning albums, collaborating with artists including Wynton Marsalis, and dedicating herself as a committed ambassador for music education. In this special performance, Nicola performs Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto; a dazzling work that has an enduring appeal with audiences worldwide.

Standing proud between Beethoven and Tchaikovsky is our own musical titan, Vasily Petrenko, who brings his own unique flair to these masterpieces. Beethoven’s Hungarian-flavoured Overture to King Stephen is a fascinating gem that complements his immortal Fifth Symphony, which must surely have one of the most iconic openings in all orchestral music.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the support of Corporate Partner, Northern Trust.


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Ticket information

Tickets are from £10* each (with additional donation options available) and are on sale here

The performance is available until 29 April at 7:30pm BST. 

What happens when I book? 

Once you have bought your ticket(s) you will be sent joining instructions ahead of the performance to help you sign in and prepare for the premiere. 

If you need assistance or have any questions about booking online or joining instructions please email your query to

*(plus £1 transaction fee)

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
020 7589 8212