Got a video treat for you guys and gals:
I'm in love. Fun fact about me, I was a violinist for ~10 years before a bad tutor literally ripped every ounce of passion out of me. But I still have the love to listen, and a well played soloist still churns up emotions in me that little else can. Well I was on a music hunt ( I typically listen to the same things for a bit then BAM! 12 new artists and a lot of CDs to buy) and came across this young woman. I've always loved the Tiny Desk Concert series, so I decided to check it out.
I'm sure any other musician here will agree to a point, she isn't the most articulate soloist I've ever seen. She is, however, one of the most passionate sounding. Almost like Jacqueline du Pre, but a violinist. I kept watching, because I was in shock for a moment.
Then suddenly, the next piece she plays is a part out of Bach, the Chaconne part of his Solos and Partitas. This was the first collection of music I felt like I actually accomplished something with as a violinist (any other violinists out there that haven't played this, it is like P90X for learning crossovers IMO ) and she was playing one of the parts I simply COULD NOT GET DOWN. Something about the intonations in it made it impossible for my arm and fingers to cooperate. I love the sound of the Chaconne, but I made it like a trainwreck full of radioactive sharks and cat feces.
Well, she nailed the intonations, or at least how I wanted to do them. She doesn't command the piece like I always felt Perlman does, but she kind of dances around with it. For whatever reason, I adore it.