SCOTS violinist Nicola Benedetti has described the "tough time" she went through after winning the BBC Young Musician Of The Year award aged 16.

In an episode of Desert Island Discs due to air today, Benedetti, 26, tells host Kirsty Young she struggled with the amount of gigs she had to play.

She said: "The Young Musician Of The Year final happened and I think the next day my picture was on the front of The Times and a practically full concert diary materialised within a very, very short space of time so by the age of 17, 18, I was going through a very tough time."

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