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How learning the violin brought meaning to my life | Charlie Siem | TEDxUniversityofStAndrews
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Added Jul 5, 2016
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How can learning an instrument bring meaning to your life? Using his experiences as a world-class violinist, stories from musical history and a quick performance, Charlie puts forward the case that learning an instrument has many parallels with being successful in everyday life.

Charlie Siem is one of today’s foremost young violinists. Siem has appeared with many of the world’s nest orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Passionate about bringing classical music to new audiences around the world, in addition to his classical performance career Siem has revived the age-old violinistic tradition
of composing virtuosic variations of popular themes, which he has done alongside artists including Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and The Who.
In 2014 he wrote his rst composition which was commissioned by US television station CBS Watch!, and recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra. Siem has also had numerous collaborations with fashion brands including Dunhill, Armani, Boss, and Dior.

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