Her purpose, it would seem, is not merely to perform it but to spread the word as far and wide as possible, to as many communities and demographics as she can. Start her off on the importance of classical music, and she is evangelical. But why is it so important?
"You'll have to give me a minute," she said. "There are thousands of answers running through my head, I'm trying to narrow it down." She rests for a beat or two and then her answer spills out in a rushed tumble of arpeggios.
"It enriches peoples' lives in the truest sense; it's not nice and fun and frivolous, it's life changing; it has this immense quality and is so powerful; it's full of great spirit and great humanity, great skill and profundity.
"To share that level of art, to teach people something about themselves and their emotions is important. It is enriching their heart and soul, and that's necessary for humanity and being the person you are and understanding who you are."
It's perhaps in this spirit that the 25-year-old violinist has accepted her oddest gig yet – an opening slot on the Main Stage at T in the Park on Sunday.
From the reverential hush of concert hall auditoriums to a temporary stage in a Balado field, watched by wellie-booted festival-goers looking for loud music, cold alcohol and fun, it's bound to be an interesting experiment, so is she worried?
"I wouldn't say I have no worries at all, but I'm not nervous," Benedetti said. "I have a lot of faith in the festival-goers. They are there because they are music lovers, not just people looking for pop music. People are there because they love the bands and also because they love to listen to music. I'm really, really excited by it.
"I'm hoping classical music can gain some fans on Friday. People aren't exposed to classical music in the way they are to pop music. So much of music is driven by profit and money-making that the first instinct in the industry is to go with pop music with a catchy, easy-to-learn beat that's accessible. You do the least work with it as a listener. This will be a little different."
Different I can sympathise with. This weekend will mark my inaugural musical outing at T in the Park too. I'm part of the Sunday Herald Band, a harebrained scheme that will see myself and four unmusical colleagues from The Herald and Sunday Herald play the T Break stage. None of us could play our instruments three months ago and it's been a crash course in what will hopefully not be a car-crash performance. We'll be playing covers, but what's on Benedetti's set list?
"I'm going to play some Vivaldi," she said. "It has that fast-paced rhythmic quality, and there's something that involves the sort of true, heart-wrenching, heightened emotion you don't get from modern-day music. There's also going to be an element of virtuoso violin playing, and I'm going to try and throw something Scottish in at the end, too. That's as specific as I'm going to get. The big reveal will come on the day."
While I'm worried about getting a little mud on my borrowed keyboard, Benedetti has real concerns: she's taking the £6.3 million Gariel Stradivarius violin on stage. One of the top 30 violins in the world, it was constructed in 1717 by the renowned violin maker but Benedetti will be keeping it close by her side.
"It's coming out just for the performance and then it's going away again," she said.
Ever busy, the 25-year-old is making only a pit stop at T in the Park and will be going straight to the airport to catch a flight to Chicago almost as soon as she's off stage. But she does plan to see some of the Balado action if she can.
She said: "I have about an hour and a half between performances, and in that time I really want to try and see someone else.
"All the other people playing on the Friday I'd love to go and see. I'd be flattered if anyone came to see me. Not all pop musicians realise what connections there are between classical music and modern day music, and how classical laid the foundations for modern music – what I play is the history of music. I'd love for Paolo Nutini to come and see me but I think he's taking a break this year."
With such a hectic schedule, the violinist must have to work hard to keep herself healthy. How does she manage it?
She said: "I'm not sure I do keep myself that healthy. I sleep when I can sleep and I work when I can work.
"I watched Italy playing Spain in the final of Euro 2012 and I watched when Italy played England, and that was two hours of enforced rest when my phone was off and I was uncontactable. Watching those two games was my only break. I saw a friend of mine the other day and we realised that's it's been six months since I last saw her – and we live in the same town."
None of this is said in a spirit of complaint, however. Instead, Benedetti goes back to her opportunity to share classical music with the world.
"This is a time when I have the opportunities that I have and there are so many people willing to work with me. I have to work as hard as I can and take the message of classical music out to people. I am blessed to have that fortune so it's a no-brainer, it's a must for me. To me it's about taking the importance and the vision of classical music and forcing it out there, which few musicians ever get the chance to do.
She said: "I was listening to ministers debating on Radio 4 about this so-called 'lost generation'. They were talking about youth with no education, no job prospects, nothing for them and everything was about money, everything came back to money. I was hearing nothing about cultural identity, which is the core of people and it made me very sad.
"Without culture, young people can't learn the value of love and the value of life and humanity. People have to earn a living, of course they do; but to hear them talk of young people and their futures in purely economic terms was a sad moment for me."
Benedetti could be accused of taking an unrealistic line on the plight of Britain's young jobless, being from a financially privileged background. However, her work with the music charity Sistema, which came from Venezuala to work on Stirling's Raploch estate teaching children to play as part of an orchestra, would go some way to proving money is not necessary for breeding culture.
Benedetti flew up from London for the orchestra's performance in Stirling late last month and said she was overwhelmed by the children's performance.
She said: "I was so proud of them. I was worried the crowd would mostly be the kind of people you would expect to be listening to classical music, because it was a world-renowned orchestra and a world-famous conductor, but I would say that at least 50% of the people there were from the Raploch and the sort of people you wouldn't immediately be thinking would be interested in classical music, who probably would never have heard a classical note in their life. It just showed that anyone and everyone can listen to that music.
"It was no lightweight performance. Those were serious pieces, and they sat through it in the rain.
"It was an unbelievable example of how classical music can reach anyone."
One wonders how many of this "lost generation" Benedetti would like to influence will be at T in the Park and how many of those will come to see her.
Speaking of the festival, had she any advice for me?
"You must be as prepared as possible and remember you can execute what you have probably played a hundred times. There is no possible reason why what you have done in private you can't do outside," she said.
"People want you to do well, no one's standing there wanting you to trip up and not do well. People are there to love what you're doing and have a good time. It was a big moment when I came to realise people are there out of love and admiration, that people are wanting to like you. It's part and parcel of learning your craft, to be nervous. It's not just about learning to play something but being able to play under pressure."
Being able to play under pressure is certainly a challenge. So too is Benedetti's mission to take classical music to the masses. As she wishes me a hearty "good luck" for my T in the Park debut, I promise to keep my fingers crossed for her too, though I'm not sure which one of us will be in greater need of good fortune.
Nicola Benedetti plays the Main Stage at T in the Park on Sunday. For further coverage of the festival, see The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times over the next few days, and follow @mralanmorrison on Twitter