Florin Niculescu (Romanian, 1967- )
Niculescu is a Romanian jazz/gypsy style violinist with an extensive classical background, which accounts for his fabulous technique. There are so many great selections just from this one concert! (Including a left-handed violinist, which I've NEVER seen in my life!) Here's one with an equally amazing guitar player.
Night and Day
In May 2017 I challenged my students to practice every day for 30 days in a row. In addition, I asked them to listen to 30 bite-sized musical selections I emailed daily. I collected my picks in this blog for posterity. So these are works I find particularly fun, interesting, or important, including a handful by composers who were born or who died in May. Please enjoy!