Friday, June 12, 2009

The voice

I most definitely agree with this quote from concert violinist Giora Schmidt: ”There is a great tradition of violin playing that I think is dangerously getting lost,” Schmidt said, over a lunch of Panini in downtown Miami, ”the generation when violinists had their own voices. There’s a weight to the sound, a tension to the sound that grabs you. It’s seasoned with vibrato, and it’s seasoned with a spoken element. Today when you turn on the radio, everybody sounds great, but if you ask me who’s playing, I don’t know.”


  1. You should hear him play and then you'll most definitely agree. He's unforgettable!

  2. I do agree - I heard him play (live) about two years ago - a unique violinist for sure.