I first connected with Christine Wu on Twitter. She’s a composer, producer, musician, and a former tenured member of the Houston Symphony. Currently, she plays violin and cello with the L.A. Strings. Amongst a long list of other projects, she also collaborates with composers doing strings for film, television, trailers and jingles. At first, I couldn’t help but be attracted to her breathtaking beauty, but then I heard her play ….
Wow! She’s a powerhouse and she looks amazing on stage.
Her video of “Beirut” does not show her performance, but you can check her out on Youtube for other videos and visit her website to listen to her music. She’s been all over the world playing with many of the big names in music today.
I feel fortunate to call her a friend and think she’s one of the loveliest people I’ve connected with on Twitter. If you enjoy excellent music and are inspired by talent, then you MUST follow this lady—she is absolutely fantastic!
Listen to “Beirut” performed with DJ Randall Jones. It’s intense, seductive, and gets your heart racing—the perfect way to start off the week.
You can connect with Christine on her website , Twitter and Facebook.
Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist and regarded by many as a master of improvisational jazz violin. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences–including Motown, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Folk, and World–she has crafted a signature voice.
I’m a huge fan of jazz, and love her interpretive style. Have a listen as she performs with the Ray Brown Trio playing Gershwin’s “Oh, Lady Be Good!”
Continuing with my theme of female violinists, Anne-Sophie Mutter was born in Rheinfelden, Germany and began playing the piano at age five before switching to the violin. She’s won numerous accolades for her virtuosity and has performed all over the world.
Playing one of my favorite pieces, Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, Winter (1st movement), here’s why she’s considered one of the best violinists in the world.
“Women of Ireland” or “Mná na hÉireann” in Irish is a song composed by Seán Ó Riada, perhaps the most influential figure in the revival of Irish traditional music during the 1960s. There are few pieces of music that can move me more, and I had the great pleasure of being at this very performance in London last year.
Enjoy the elegance of Sharon Corr’s violin against the thunderous guitar of Jeff Beck.