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Beth Blackerby
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Someone on Youtube shared this with me, and I was profoundly moved. Never underestimate the human spirit!!
Beth Blackerby
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Posted: January 17, 2012
Last Comment: January 22, 2012
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Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 22, 2012
Simon, I was thinking that the whole time as well!! I think in part, the crooked bow sound is most forgiving at the tip. You can certainly get away with a little tip angle, but he has just had to develop remarkable skills to manage a beautiful tone in spite of the obstacles.

Simon
Posted: January 22, 2012
An amazing, stunning and breathtaking achievement and performance.  I can't begin to think what he's had to overcome to get to that level.  One thing that struck me was the quality of his tone, so full and warm and yet in many places the bow is moving in the arc pattern we all try so hard to avoid.  How is he able to produce that sound with a crooked bow?  Is he somehow using pressure from his arm to compensate in some way?

elizabeth
Posted: January 20, 2012
The sweetness of the sound produced by Adrian's bow is testament to many years of dedication and practice.  From a very young age he must have received much encouragement from his family and teachers to become such a profound violinist.  Whenever I get discouraged I will think of Adrian.    

Ray
Posted: January 20, 2012


Thank you for finding and sharing this rare combination of passion and talent. 

Ray


Carol
Posted: January 17, 2012
That one massaged my soul. Thanks for sharing! 

Eileen
Posted: January 17, 2012
<:-o

Wow....that's determination and grit right there.  His parents must be absolutely wonderful and full of encouragement for this young man.  Bravo ! 

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 17, 2012
thanks for sharing the link, Robyn. What an amazing and obviously brilliant person.

Patrick Regan
Posted: January 17, 2012

WOW......aboslutely amazing...

Robyn
Posted: January 17, 2012
A heart stopping performance, rendered with uncommon sensitivity. I didn't think Itzhak Perlman could be bested on this piece...his student has delivered!
This is Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan, an extraordinary musician and humanitarian. 
see http://www.adriananantawan.com/