Thanks for posting that video. I have never heard of her before and enjoyed watching her perform.
She is gifted, no doubt, and seeing her perform was entertaining, but I personally don't think her performance would be that enjoyable listening without the video accompanying it. For example, her opening with Vivaldi was impressive technically, but it was more of a "talent show" than a stirring performance of "The Four Seasons." Any violinist at the professional concert level can play the 3rd movement (Presto) from "Summer" (just go to Youtube and see how many videos you find, LOL!) and I personally would rather hear the entire concerto than just a "showing off" snippet. And the piano just wasnt able to provide the weight and support that is needed - The Four Seasons is much better with a full string ensemble IMO. Here's a Youtube example you might enjoy (the Presto starts at 8:10)...
I also personally didnt like her arrangement of Handel's "Sarabande" at the end of the video either. It's a beautiful and moving work and the drums made it sound like a James Bond Theme Song to me.
I didnt recognize the piece she played in the middle of the video but it was beautiful.
I think seeing her perform live would be fun. But if I was sitting in my living room with no video just listening with earphones, it wouldn't be my first choice. I generally don't like listening to classical music in "greatest hits" format - It doesnt allow me to immerse myself in the music. But hey, that's just me.
Edited by palmfish - 5/26/13 at 9:02am