Pachelbel’s Chicken?

Pachelbel’s Chicken? August 12, 2018

And now for a little palate-cleanser.

You hear Pachelbel’s Canon endlessly at weddings — full confession: this was played at our wedding 32 years ago — but you’ve probably never heard it like this.

It’s the brainchild of TwoSet Violin:

TwoSet Violin—founded in 2014 by the two Australian musicians Brett Yang and Eddy Chen—first went viral with their funny and sometimes painfully accurate videos depicting life as a classical musician. With over 700,000 followers on social media and over 200 million views worldwide, TwoSet inspires young musicians with humor and a relatable ‘imperfectness.’ Brett and Eddy have been featured on ABC Classic FM and Sony Classical Australia and in international media such as China TimesThe Violin Channel, Classic FM, WQXR, and The Strad. Their work has led to collaborations with other high profile artists such as Lang Lang, Ray Chen, Janine Jansen, James Ehnes, Maxim Vengerov, Anne Akiko Meyers and Stefan Jackiw.

At the end of 2016, the classical comedy duo gave up their spots in the Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and began hosting live performances, including a sold-out debut at the Sydney Opera House. Their one-of-a-kind show offers a unique and interactive experience, creatively integrating humour with actual recital—all while upholding the integrity of classical music.

Enjoy. You may never hear this familiar piece of music quite the same way again.

 


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