Linzi Stoppard And Swarovski Violin Breaks World Record
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Linzi Stoppard And Swarovski Violin Breaks World Record Linzi Stoppard of FUSE said, “ These violins are incredible, just stunning “ the light explodes off the Swarovski crystals. We love the fact that whilst they have become pieces of art, we can still play the songs from our new album ˜FUSE' on them. The FUSE violin duo and Swarovski Crystal joined forces to create the world's most expensive pair of electric violins ever made setting a new World Record! Each FUSE Signature Swarovski violins is worth over $1,500,000. FUSE are virtuoso violinists Linzi Stoppard, former model and daughter-in-law of Sir Tom Stoppard, and Ben Lee, the 2-time Fastest Violin Player in the world Guinness World Record holder. Linzi and Ben formed this dynamic violin duo in 2008. Both classically trained for the age of 4 and 5 respectively Linzi and Ben explored the boundaries of the acoustic violin but both by different routes decided the electric variation of the instrument was where they wanted to be. At the time classical cross-over was just being born, it was the natural extension for the acoustic instrument but it wasn't long before both of these world leading musicians coincidentally decided the boundaries needed to be pushed. More and more violinists were switching to cross-over and ultimately ended up performing the same unimaginative music. this was too mundane for Linzi and Ben and hence lead to their fortuitous meeting.

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Linzi Stoppard And Swarovski
Violin Breaks World Record Linzi Stoppard of FUSE said, “ These
violins are incredible, just stunning “ the
light explodes off the Swarovski crystals.
We love the fact that whilst they have
become pieces of art, we can still play the
songs from our new album ˜FUSE' on
them. The FUSE violin duo
and Swarovski Crystal
joined forces to create
the world's most
expensive pair of
electric violins ever
made setting a new
World Record! Each
FUSE Signature
Swarovski violins is
worth over
$1,500,000.
FUSE are virtuoso violinists Linzi Stoppard,
former model and daughter-in-law of Sir
Tom Stoppard, and Ben Lee, the 2-time
Fastest Violin Player in the world Guinness
World Record holder. Linzi and Ben formed
this dynamic violin duo in 2008.
Both classically trained for the age of 4 and
5 respectively Linzi and Ben explored the
boundaries of the acoustic violin but both by
different routes decided the electric variation
of the instrument was where they wanted to
be. At the time classical cross-over was just
being born, it was the natural extension
for the acoustic instrument but it wasn't
long before both of these world leading
musicians coincidentally decided the
boundaries needed to be pushed.
More and more violinists were switching
to cross-over and ultimately ended up
performing the same unimaginative
music. this was too mundane for Linzi
and Ben and hence lead to their
fortuitous meeting. Linzi had carved herself a special niche
performing around the world at A-list
events with her dance/club variation of
the cross-over sound and within a short
few months was in global demand. But
her passion lay more towards the world
of rock.
However the instrument of choice for
rock music was the guitar but Linzi was
convinced the violin could be as versatile
as the more common place guitar. In order to really prove the impossible
Linzi knew two was better than one to
produce the harmonies, light and dark,
arrangements and of course the
performance necessary to accompany
this more dynamic, high impact and
ultimately more powerful musical
direction. Welcome Ben Lee.
Ben had come from the indie session
world, he was the first pick for cool
bands who wanted to add the string
flavour to their tracks. He was also the
"fastest fingers" at the Royal College
which would come to prominence later in
FUSE's meteoric rise.
Ben understood the value of affecting the
violin sound that Linzi was after, taking it
away from the monotone drown other
violin acts were using. Linzi and Ben locked themselves away
rehearsal rooms, beg and borrowing
whatever equipment they could lay their
hands on to develop a sound that was
way beyond anything before.
After two or three months of
experimenting with guitar analogue valve
amps, processors and the obligatory
digital wizardry the FUSE sound was
born. It was fresh, exciting, high energy
and took the violin to a place never
heard before. Six months later and the eponymous
debut album was demoed and in the
melting pot with some of the major rock
labels. A deal followed shortly and FUSE
were label mates with the likes of Prince,
Simple Minds, The Police, Stevie Wonder
and Kiss. The album is a collection of
rock anthems, but Linzi and Ben's
classical routes and influences are still
there to be heard woven into tracks like
Led Carmina, Fix You, Beat It and the
lead track Glorious.