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Bohemian Rhapsody - Violin + Voice Cover - Queen - Charles Yang

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Uploaded on Nov 14, 2011

"There are no words to describe how much I love this piece by my favorite band of all time, Queen. It is truly a masterpiece and a staple of musical existence. To challenge myself, I decided to tackle this monster of a piece arranging it only for voice and violin............MAN WAS THAT A CHALLENGE! Nothing beats or will ever come close to Queen's original rendition of their song, but as I always say, here is my effort to please. I hope I make you proud up there Freddie!"

Get updates on projects and future engagements on my facebook page @ www.facebook.com/charlesyangmusic

Thanks to Tina for helping me film and listening to it nonstop while I edited it.

About me:


Described by the Boston Globe as one who "plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star", Juilliard graduate Charles Yang began his violin studies with his mother in Austin, Texas, and has since studied with world-renowned pedagogues Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis and Glenn Dicterow. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in the United States, ...Europe, Brazil, Russia, China, and Taiwan, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. On June 9th of 2005, the Mayor of Austin presented Mr. Yang with his own "Charles Yang Day". Mr. Yang has been a frequent guest on the Emmy Award winning PBS show From the Top, and has also been heard on National Public Radio in Washington, DC and Boston.

Not only confined to classical violin, Mr. Yang's improvisational crossover abilities as a violinist, vocalist, and guitarist have led him to performances with a variety of artists in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln center, Long Center, The Royal Danish Theatre, Highline Ballroom, David Rubinstein Atrium, Ars Nova, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Forbidden City in Beijing among others. He has performed in the presence of two former US Presidents and the Queen of Denmark. Recent notable engagements include a concert at the United Nations, an appearance alongside ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at the fifth E.G. Conference in Monterey, California, a performance with Guitarhero and Rockband creator, Eran Egozy at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, duet with renowned dancer Marcelo Gomes on his new piece, "Paganini" and as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Lukes in New York. His career has been followed by various news media including The New York Times, The New York Post, Playbill, The Boston Globe, Fortissimo, The Austin-American Statesman, Shenzhen Daily, The Strad, Dallas Daily, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Juilliard Journal. Mr. Yang is featured in Nick Romeo's new book, Driven as well as Discovery Channel's Curiosity.

Charles Yang endorses NS Design Electric Violins.

Equipment used:

My version of a Stradivarius
NS Design Electric violin
Apogee Duet
Rode NT1-A
Macbook Pro
Logic Pro
Final Cut

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