Biography

Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world's leading violin virtuosos for over twenty five years. His unique talent and mass appeal have made him the best selling classical violinist of all time.

As a child prodegy Nigel studied with the legendary violinest Sir Yehudi Menuhin at the Menuhin School before moving to the Juilliard School of Music in New York to study under the celebrated Dorothy DeLay.

His first major recording was Elgar's Violin Concerto which was 1985 Record of the Year for Gramophone magazine and Best Classical Album of the Year at the BPI Awards. His first landmark recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the best-selling classical work of all time with over 2 million copies sold. The album remained top of the UK classical charts for well over a year.

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