Friday 30th November 2018, 8:00pm
‘We are very privileged to perform the music we love and share it with you!’
Vladimir & Anton ‘THE VIOLINISTS’ play their unique musical arrangements of an eclectic mixture from Classical to contemporary classics including Que Sera Sera, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, Avici’s You Wake Me Up.
The Violinists sell over 5000 tickets in their adoptive city of Dublin. Their style combines sophistication of classical music with the simplicity of traditional folk.
Brothers by birth and joined together by a passion for music, the boys were born to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps. Vladimir & Anton are the 4th generation of musical maestros.
From an early age, they regularly toured Europe with the family ensemble.
Vladimir was due to start his studies at the The Academy of Performing Arts, in his father’s violin classes, but he had a last minute change of heart and decided to take a break from classical music for some time and go to Ireland.
Only three weeks into his adventure, the loss of music in his life had a profound effect on the young man and in an effort to gain perspective and earn some much needed money, he started busking on the streets of Dublin.
Performing the popular Viennese music of his homeland on the iconic Grafton Street, he found pleasure in entertaining the regular commuters that passed him daily. Ultimately he was fated to move from the street corners onto the concert circuit of Ireland.
Anton followed a different route, after winning several classical violin competitions he continued studying music at some of the best European Universities, changing courses so he could study under some of the best tutors in the genre. Although learning classical violin, his curiosity inspired him to explore jazz and traditonal gypsy music as well as inventing unconventional bow and pizzicato techniques.
He had the chance to work with his brother for several one-off performances but after earning his 2nd Masters degree, he decided to join his brother and embark on this new artistic journey.
The merging of several styles and different approaches gives The Violinists an intense and unique edge to their performance that is second to none.
The Violinists performances include Dublin’s National Concert Hall, London’s Palladium and Belfast’s BBC Proms. Numerous collaborations with Katherine Jenkins and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Presented by Vladimir Promotions Ltd