Social and personal: Power couple splits up

Social and personal: Power couple splits up


norman lebrecht

April 16, 2017

The violinist Nicola Benedetti has told an online chat session that she is no longer together with the cellist Leonard Elschenbroich after a ten-year relationship.

The pair became friends as teenaged fellow-pupils at the Yehudi Menuhin School.


They are still touring together. We wish them both well.



  • Brian says:

    Giving misplaced hope to single, classical music-loving men everywhere…

  • Liz Burn says:

    …and young women!

  • Jeremy Doogan says:

    Isn’t she living with Winton Marsallis?

  • Iain Scott says:

    I’m astonished to learn there is a violin channel.