"Ara Malikian is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and
expressive violinists of his generation. Possessing a unique
style forged from their origins and rich musical experience, his
violin is rising as one of the most original and innovative voices
Are you ready to hear about a music virtuous? Someone who isn't afraid of jumping and living in his violin? Someone who is probably the most craziest and amazing violinist of these times?
Then, if you are ready, let's start talking a little bit of Ara Malikian's life.
Ara Malikian was born in 1968( so , he is 46 years old) in Lebanon , though he has members of his family that are from Armenia.
Since he was quite young , he played the violin with her father , a very strict man that introduced him in the wonderful world of the music. He had a hard childhood because his country was in a war so, it wasn't strange that he was sometimes playing in a air-raid shelter.
Malikian gave his first important concert when he was only 12 years old and later , he was invited to study in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in Berlin, being the youngest student there. Next, he continued his studies in Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
His music style
He has assimilated the music of other cultures like those of the Middle East (Arab and Jewish), Central Europe (gipsy and Klezmer), Argentina (tango) and Spain (flamenco)all within a very personal language with virtuosity and expressiveness of the great European classical tradition.
In his career as musician...
He has actually participated in a lot of orchestras of more 40 countries and in fact, he has an own orchestra called 'La Orquesta en el Tejado' with which he plays in differents places like Spanish Theatre of Madrid and... the streets!
Time to see a video!
He has also composed some BSO of films and he participates in projects to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, especially when children are involved. Specifically, each year, he works with the NGO "Action against Hunger".
I get all of this information from is official page that it is very interested and usefull if you also want to know in which country is he playing now or his newest works:
Ara Malikian's Official Page :)
And here it is his Twitter account: @AraMalikian
Me , I have started following him , would you do the same?
I'm also going to let you here a link of Youtube in which you will find out how beautiful is the music of Malikian and... how he jumps , hops , runs and dances while he is playing! Yes , this is true! He is awesome , don't you think?
I recommend you to see some videos about 'My first Four Seasons' that belongs to Vivaldi's work but Malikian decided to interpret them to the youngest people in the funniest way possible!
|Puerto González & Ara Malikian|
to love the clasic music as another way of doing music that isn't as boring as some people think it is . The programme
is on The 2 of TVE on Saturdays morning at 12.00 pm. Don't lose it!
Official page of "PIizzicato"
Time to listen to some classical music! :)
"Ara Malikian: Pizzicato is a special formula to make children and young people perceive that there is another kind of music, different from the one heard in other more commercial channels. Pizzicato fosters a love of classical music enthusiasts and conquest. "
I really wish there will be more crazy musicians like him , though in my opinion he is unique !
And now, I'm to going to end this entry with a phrase that I think that reflects the way of being and feeling of those that LOVE MUSIC:
MUSIC GIVES A SOUL
TO THE UNIVERSE,
WINGS TO THE MIND,
FLIGHT TO THE
LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
Andrea Martínez Cazorla