Ray Chen Humor on Stage!
Enjoy! The video is under 5 minutes and worth the laugh.
We could have a lot of fun in our Suzuki studio with the “Bach Double Concerto” if we take a cue from violinist Ray Chen. Or we could use our imaginations and do our own thing at our next recital!
Suzuki Books 4 & 5
Book 4 introduces Violin 2 and Book 5, Violin 1 for the “Bach Double Concerto.” While Suzuki Book 4 is a big leap for students, some find the challenge exciting. Book 5 continues with even more intricate skills. When you watch the video, you can appreciate at least some of what you or your child is learning in Books 4 & 5. It is not for the faint of heart, but nothing worth doing is easy. (Rumor has it that Books 6 & 7 are not as challenging–never give up!) Playing at a high level can be done by children–Suzuki planned the progression of skills with great care. He developed brilliant repertoire structure.
Ray Chen published this on Oct 11, 2015, on YouTube.
“After a wonderful week in Venezuela working with the awesome kids in the El Sistema program I decided to finish the end of the concert with a special encore with my two very good conductor friends Diego Matheuz and Christian Vasquez!”
“Happiness is playing my violin with others.” Could have been said by Charlie Brown.