Who are the TwoSet violins? Everything You Need To Know About You Tube Stars
Who are the TwoSet violins?
TwoSet Violin is a classical musical comedy duo consisting of Australian violinists Brett Yang and Eddy Chen. The couple are best known for their Youtube channel, which as of February 2022 had reached over 3.5 million subscribers and 1 billion views. They are also very popular on social media, with 1.3 million followers on Facebook and 33.4 million likes on TikTok. Since September 2016, they have embarked on numerous shows and tours.
When and where were Brett and Eddy of TwoSet violin born?
Brett Yang was born on March 3, 1992 and Eddy Chen was born on March 23, 1993. Both are from Brisbane, Australia.
When did TwoSet Violin meet?
Brett and Eddy first met while tutoring math in 2006, when they were 14 and 13 years old. The next day they reunited at their first rehearsal with the Queensland Youth Symphony, where they were the youngest players. They both studied violin at the Queensland Conservatorium, where they started making YouTube videos. Initially, they did covers of pop songs, but when that wasn’t successful, they started making comedy videos about life as a music student.
What is TwoSet Violin doing on its YouTube channel?
Brett and Eddy have made over 1,200 comedy videos for TwoSet Violin’s video channel encompassing just about every aspect of a musician’s life. Recurring topics include the need for musicians to practice (embodied by a character called “Ling Ling” who practices “40 hours a day”), the prodigies and the accuracy (or not) of the representation of classical music in movies and pop videos. One of their most popular videos lambastes a player for claiming to be the “world’s fastest violinist” in his rendition of flight of the bumblebee.
What do TwoSet Violin do in their live shows?
At the end of 2016, Brett and Eddy resigned from their places in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectively to start hosting their own live classic comedy shows. In 2017, TwoSet launched the first-ever crowd-funded Classical World Tour, with sold-out concerts in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Berlin, Munich, Warsaw, Vienna, Oslo and Helsinki.
According to the act websitetheir “one-of-a-kind show offers a unique and interactive experience, creatively integrating humor into a real recital – while maintaining the integrity of classical music”.
Who has TwoSet Violin worked with?
Brett and Eddy have collaborated on video and on stage with top soloists such as Lang-LangHilary Hahn, Janine Jansen, James EhnesMaxim Vengerov, Ray Chen and Anne Akiko Meyers.
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