Violinist Xiang “Angelo” Yu was born in Inner Mongolia, an area he calls, simultaneously, “one of the least modernized” yet "one of the simplest and most beautiful places in the world.” At the tender age 11, he moved with his family to the bustling central coast city of Shanghai. A stark contrast in locale, indeed.
The appeal and draw that lies in young talent far exceeds actual understanding. It just seems to be interesting to most folks, and the way that the internet trends these days makes way for these prodigies to become but a blip on your computer screen.
British violinist Daniel Hope tells the story of the exceptionally long gestation period of his latest solo album, 'Spheres.'
Earlier today, the Cleveland Orchestra announced it will perform at the closing gala concert of the 2014 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, hosted by the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.