The classical violinist from West Kilbride, Nicola Benedetti, won a Grammy Award at the star-studded awards ceremony in Los Angeles last night.

Accepting the award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for her performance of Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite, Benedetti said she was “honoured” both to receive the award and to perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

“This recording project has been a deeply edifying experience for me and one I will always reflect on with immense gratitude”, Ms Benedetti said.

The classical performer played Bye Bye Breakdown by Wynton Marsalis from his Fiddle Dance Suite at the awards show which was live streamed to an international audience.

“It has been a privilege to learn and perform these two inspired and unequivocal masterpieces, and to deepen my understanding of Wynton’s compositional language, cultural richness and philosophical insights”, Benedetti went on.

“Long-form musical pieces are often described as a journey and this sure has been a rich and fascinating one.”

Benedetti was the only Scot to come up trumps at the prestigious awards show, however, with pop sensation Lewis Capaldi failing to secure Song of the Year with number one hit Someone You Loved. The award went to Billie Eilish.

Grammy winner Benedetti returns to this side of the Atlantic in March where she will play Mendelssohn & Mozart at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.