Alexander Markov Rocks Paganini

  1. Thom
  2. August 2, 2009 2:19 pm

Incredible! This was shared with me by one of my friends who happens to be studying guitar performance. I actually prefer some of his theme variations over than of Jascha Heifetz! I noticed his left hand pizzicato (2:54) especially was a very different take than what I had heard before, and apparently Wikipedia agrees:

“Markov was born in Moscow and studied violin with his father, concert violinist Albert Markov. By the time he was eight years old, he was appearing as a soloist with orchestras and performing double concertos with his father. Markov emigrated to the U.S. with his parents and received his United States citizenship in 1982. He made his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall and appeared with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. He is known for his recording of Paganini‘s 24 Caprices for solo violin, and is especially notorious for his interpretation of the left-hand pizzicato section of the 24th Caprice.” – Wiki

Oh, and is it just me or does Markov (in this video) kind of look like Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg? 😛


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