There should have been no surprises in her concert with this orchestra. It was always going to be capacity attendance. But I realised, from close observation (snooping) her massive drawing power. Every generation sat in that hall. At the far end I could see ranks of kids from the Big Noise project. In the row in front of me, three generations of one family – a mum, three youngsters and a gran – sat in spellbound silence as Benedetti delivered. You could have heard the proverbial pin drop as she prepared to play. I was awestruck by the influence of the young violinist.