The violin just may be the universal instrument; instruments like the it have been around for centuries. Bartok was known for studying and preserving folk music of Eastern Europe, a reminder that string instruments have played a role in almost every nation’s culture.



Alyssa Park, concertmaster of the New West Symphony, was a contestant in the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and she decided to play a virtuosic Bartok violin concerto. This clip is from that performance!

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