They say that in order to become a good violinist, you need to devote about one hundred thousand hours.
Perhaps it is, but a lot of practice in this difficult craft throughout life.
At the time, the violin he called not only as"Queen of the orchestra." Despite the apparent fragility and elegance of form, there are hidden enormous opportunities. Perhaps that is why the great violinists have been continuously improved in her game.
The ancestors of the violin mastery
Renowned violinist Nicolo Paganini during his lifetimeHe became the musical genius of the violin art. His father forced him to play the instrument just before exhaustion. Thank virtuoso spread not only throughout Italy but also in Europe. By the way, Paganini possessed a precious collection of Stradivarius and Guarneri violins. He also had a violin Amati, the family of the oldest masters of stringed instruments.
Another great maestro - Antonio Vivaldi. He was not only a great composer, but also was a consummate violinist. He was born in Venice. His first teacher at the violin was his father. Already a well-known composer, conductor, violinist and, eventually, a virtuoso, he was able to create an entirely new musical form. Means - a violin concerto. And his famous works for violin and orchestra titled "Seasons" has become literally incredible popularity.
Vivaldi was a priest, and sometimes, in moments of inspiration, could interrupt the Mass, to capture a new masterpiece of paper. Out of this ministry maestro defrocked.
The great Soviet violinist
Well-known local musicians DavidOistrakh was only three and a half years old when his father brought home a toy violin. Young David had imagined himself a street musician. Actually it girl came to pass rather quickly. Tours Oistrakh as a concert soloist began when he was only sixteen. And in 1937 it began and international fame. That's when the whole planet went out a fame of a certain global violinist. The most eminent of his colleagues gave him the palm.
Pop Violin Princess
Who is considered the princess of pop violinVanessa Mae. It is this fragile girl could teach a generation of 90 to love classical music. Vanessa was born the same day as Paganini, and the first time she stepped on the stage, when she was nine. In 1991, she was able to record his debut album. At that time she was only eleven years old.
Vanessa-Mae Nicholson Vanakorn (such is its full name) is among the hundred most beautiful women in the world.
This amazing string instrument - violin- Still majestically strides across the planet. In Russia and in the West every year are new contests, and the joy of all, new, young stars of violin mastery.