Sunday, January 17, 2016

Violin Video Accolay Concerto Played by 5-Year Old

Elli Choi, a 5 year old violinist, performs the Accolay Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. Because of her diminutive size, she uses a 1/8 size violin from the Shimro Musical Instrument Company. Apparently this performance in the violin video Accolay Concerto below is the result of only one month of preparation and practice. She began to play violin when she was only 3 years old, starting in July of 2005.

Obviously, she has natural, instinctual talent. She has the Gift. But that does not mean she just picks up the violin and voila, instant mastery of a piece. I'm sure her practice regime is quite rigorous, of course induced slightly by her parents and violin teachers. Nonetheless, she will probably be very well known as she matures and becomes a world-renown violinist.
Accolay Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Violin Video by Elli Choi

People will recognize flaws in her playing. Yes, her bowing can improve. No one is perfect. She is only five after all. But appreciate her violin techniques; her vibrato, intonation, slurs and articulation. And remember, she is not using a full size violin, only 1/8! The tone, I imagine, would be even that much better with a full size violin.

There are plenty of young violin virtuoso's out there in the world. But what impresses me most about Elli Choi is her ability to express the emotion of the piece. Often children who master an instrument can perform a piece of music flawlessly, but without feelings, virtually emotionless. Expressiveness eventually comes with maturity. Children can learn to perform the technique, but you cannot teach how to perform with emotion. This must come from within. And here, Elli is letting her passion for the piece shine through to us. How amazing and beautiful it is.

Hope you have enjoy this violin video Accolay Concerto by this amazing five year old as much as I have. If you have any violin videos that I should consider adding to the site, please let me know below.

Violin Music Note: Jean Baptiste Accolay Concerto in A minor (1868). Jean Baptiste was a violinist, teacher and conductor of the Romantic period from Brussels, Germany. His Concerto is his most well-know piece and has been played by many famous violinists, including Itzhak Perlman.

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