And somebody now has to quote Morecambe and Wise…..
“I am playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order ……. “
I would hesitate to say that he is even playing a violin…
Yeah — it’s while since I saw a 5-string!
Anyway, should electric count in a record contest?
I have no idea why I’m replying 2 years later (I found this through a link on Wikipedia), but to answer your question, no an electric violin is a subcategory of a violin and should not count when trying to break the record for ‘fastest violinist’, unless they’d name it ‘fastest electric violinist’. But with all the bad intonation I doubt that Ben Lee would get the record still.
He is the boss. Better than all the violinists I know: Lang-Lang, Matsuev, Mirga…
Better than Ling Ling? “He practice 40 hours a day”.
Lang-Lang is not a violinist dear
Lang Lang is not a violinist
wdym he plays notes wrong
Faster is not better. Really, I cannot listen anymore to Baroque music as it is played today. And I used to love Baroque music. Just check Vivaldi’s Four Seasons played by Felix Ayo or by Wolfgang Schneiderhan in the late 50’s or early 60’s – that’s wonderful! Today’s HIP ensembles need a hip replacement…
As for that Speedy Gonzales of the violin: he should play John Cage’s Freeman Études – that’s not music and one can never play them as fast as recommended in the score.
I don’t know what’s more remarkable, the smugness of this “violinist” or the fact that the BBC would have him on their program. But at least he was good for a laugh.
Well, says a lot about today’s BBC!
They always amuse me but it would appear that the other Ben Lee is a master indeed.. I might change my name.
Why should “fake news” be the prerogative of politicians!
Good for a healthy laugh!
Please tell me who the 2 commentators were. They were so hilarious and deadpan at times.
“Two set violin”. They are great, you can follow them on facebook.
They are called Twoset Violin. They have a popular Youtube channel.
Hi Barbara, they are Brett and Eddy, the famous Twoset violin and viola players from Australia…. you can see tons of their videos on YouTube….in fact we just saw them live this week in two sold out shows in Toronto, Canada …..at the Glenn Gould Theater…. they are touring worldwide currently.
they are called twoset violins
2 Set from Brisbane Australia. Brilliant guys and brilliant young musicians.
If I don’t miss my guess … this comment was Brett commenting on himself & Eddy … ?? Love it!! 😀 😀
Proof that the BBC can mountains out of molehills when showcasing such charlatans.
Was I mistaken, or did Ben Lee actually attribute Flight of the Bumble Bee to Paganini? Twoset dis not comment on that, but they later correctly stated that it was by rimsky-Korsakov
Thanks everyone for telling me who the 2 young men were. Much appreciated. I will look out on YouTube and my part of the world if they venture over the ditch.
I just saw his post in his Instagram account about this “Sacrilegious Boi” meme and damn, he was saltier than I thought.
He’s got the balls to say, “Lingling polishes my violin” – Ben Lee 2019.
If only I could say this personally to him:
“HONEY, YOU GOT A BIG STORM COMING.”
His sacrilegious violin
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