My Violin Duos—Making Two Violins Sound Like an Orchestra

I was captivated hearing some of Bartok's advanced violin duos, realizing that two violins could sound like an entire orchestra. I was inspired to compose six duos of my own, each emphasizing a particular timbre or effect. In this video, I explain the violin techniques of each duo and play some examples. The journey explores a fast, percussive opening to a distant lullaby, a nervous breakdown, a gentle cascade of arpeggios, a dramatic Bartok homage, and finally a Hungarian hoedown where fuse the styles of Bartok and Copland.

Click to watch a performance video of my Hungarian Hoedown