The Mystery in the World of Great Violinists
“A chair, a table, a vase of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy” famous quote by the distinguished scientist of all times Albert Einstein.
Music lovers or let’s say, specifically violin enthusiasts couldn’t have agreed more. The sound that comes from this instrument is capable of carrying you to a reverie. Nevertheless, not all violin players are born masters when it comes to playing the violin; but some are outstanding, and James Ehnes is one such name in the world of violinists, who has been reckoned the world over for his artistry.
A preeminent violinist, Ehnes has an unparalleled demand as a soloist in various orchestras. What makes him special from his contemporaries is his dedication to serving the art of music rather than converting it to a mere occupation. Every performance he has delivered outshined the others, and he has left his admirers as well as critics raving. Many of his followers have also drawn parallels between him and Pablo Casals (1876-1973), who was a famous cello player. This is since when it comes to making music, he gives a new meaning to each and every note, rather than playing continuous notes.
The seed of being an accomplished violinist was sown at a very young age. James Ehnes was born in 1976 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and began violin studies at the age of four, and at age nine became a protégé of the renowned Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin. He studied with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music as well as at The Juilliard School,
A notable star and violin enthusiast showed this musical genius by saying, “I experienced one of Joseph Ehnes concerts and it was a packed show. The whole attendance seemed to be raptured. It was a mesmerizing and wonderful experience that I hadn’t felt in a long time”.
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