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The electric violinist who went viral on Youtube

The piano has Valentina Lisitsa with more than 40 million views, but we have yet to see a violin star on Youtube.

Jason Yang could be the one.

His 4.5 million views for this cover of the theme song of HBO’s Game of Thrones series won him a slot on The Colbert Report. He has nowhere to go but  mass market.

Here’s the viral vid:

And here’s the album launch:
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Tainwanese by origin, Los Angeles based, Jason is part of Madonna’s backing group on world tours.

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Comments

  1. It’s well-executed, but it’s sad that something with so little musical content can go viral like that. Compare it with for instance http://youtu.be/zHJSWe91sQ8 or http://youtu.be/FWwukihlvIQ which are light years ahead.

  2. Nandor Szederkenyi says:

    There must be something really wrong with general musical education.

  3. Actually, I strongly prefer Game of Thrones over either of Adam Spiers’ recommended videos. Perhaps it’s just a question of differing musical tastes?

  4. Nandor Szederkenyi says:

    Well, that’s right, exactly the musical tastes are different – being worse and worse!

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