The Best Electric Violinists Of Our Time
Electric violinists have been around for quite a long time. Research shows these musicians date back to the 1930s. Some careers that have been in existence for as long have become extinct now. However, although the electric violin has grown over decades, the career is still on the up and up. That’s why new-age electric violinists such as Lindsey Stirling and Asher Laub managed to find themselves on the scene.
Lindsey Stirling (who was born on 21 September 1986 is an American violinist, songwriter and dancer. She performs choreographed violin performances, in live and music videos that can be found on her official YouTube channel that she created in 2007.
Stirling performs a number of music styles, from classical to pop music and rock to electronic dance music. Aside from her original work, Stirling’s discography includes covers of songs by other musicians and a number of different soundtracks.
Her music video “Crystallize” ended up as the eighth-most watched video of 2012 on YouTube and her cover version of “Radioactive” with Pentatonix netted Response of the Year award in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013.
Asher began classical violin training at the age of 2 and had already played with the Buffalo philharmonic by the age of 13. Asher’s expertise in trans-genre improvisation has steered him to a career as a soloist who is in demand.
He has performed at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, the Jacob Javitz Center as well as across four continents. In addition, Asher has been featured on PBS and has made headlines on CNN, WABC, and NBC and many other major news outlets.
Asher is well known for breakdancing across stages with his LED electric violin as well as performing as a DJ violinist, bringing his experience as a live performer and technical prowess as an audio editing and mixing guru to numerous clubs and stages across the country
Having the same birthday as legendary violinist, Nicolo Paganini, Vanessa-Mae was born on 27 October 1978 in Singapore. Her mother is Singaporean mother and her father is Thai, so she’s as exotic as the online casinos in India.
After adopting a British father, Vanessa moved to London at the age of 4 where she picked up the violin, having already started playing the piano in Singapore. She went onto impress a series of demanding teachers and it was clear that specialist training was needed.
At the age of 8, Vanessa embarked on an rigorous period with Professor Lin Yao Ji at the National Conservatoire of Music in China. Vanessa-Mae went back to London, a fully-fledged virtuoso, and enlisted in London’s Royal College of Music and went onto hone her technique.
Vanessa-Mae made her global debut in 1988 to a spectacular reception at the Schleswig Holstein Festival in Germany and made her British debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra that very same year. This success soon led to regular concerto appearances with orchestras the world over, her impossible talent impressing audiences and critics alike.
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