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Violinist & Composer Callum Smart – ‘Amazing Grace’ [PREMIERE]

British violinist Callum Smart premiering his own original 'Amazing Grace Variations’ for Solo Violin

British violinist Callum Smart premiering his own original 'Amazing Grace’ for Solo Violin.

Recorded live on May 12th, 2020 – as part of the ‘VC Living Room Live' series.

“During this quarantine, where there has been so much to be devastated by, I’ve taken great comfort in music - and the power that it holds to heal ..." Callum has this week told The Violin Channel.

"As the shift has taken place to online performances for now, with livestream concerts becoming the means of sharing our craft, and the lack of opportunity to collaborate with anyone, it was with these things in mind that I started experimenting with solo arrangements …” the former BBC 'Young Musician of the Year' has said.

“Whether I’m practicing Bach or arranging a new piece, I try to feel the harmonic progression beneath the melody, so when I was playing through Amazing Grace, I simply filled in the gaps, whether that was with thirds or sixths, or rolling chords ... I then revisited it a little each day and experimented with different suspensions and conclusions until I found one that was personal to me …” he has said.

“It is my hope that in listening to this beautiful song, it provides the listener with happiness and joy at its beautiful, delicate harmonies, but also a chance to reflect on an inherent problem in our society, which is racial injustice, and to hope for a world where grace is giving to everyone, equally.”




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