Fastest violinist in the world - BBC News

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  • Published on Apr 25, 2014
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    How fast can you play a violin? World record is held by Ben Lee - who can play Flight of the Bumblebee in a 54.24 seconds.
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Comments • 15 945

  • Luke Holland
    Luke Holland 2 years ago +4

    I love how the interviewer also hated him. Sacrilegious violinists.

  • Pine Tree
    Pine Tree 2 years ago +8

    "Every great artist gets criticisms. Maybe that's why he doesn't get criticisms." -TwoSetViolin😂

  • 八雲紫
    八雲紫 Year ago +1

    In 1847, Robert Liston performed an amputation in 25 seconds. Operating so quickly that he accidentally cut off his assistant's fingers. Both patient and assistant later died of sepsis, and a spectator reportedly died of shock, resulting in the only known procedure with a 300% mortality rate.

  • Rachel K.
    Rachel K. Year ago +2

    It doesn’t sound like a bumblebee flying it sounds like a cicada dying

  • Puncle
    Puncle Year ago +3

    He does not deserve the world record.

  • Heather Ackroyd

    I've never played violin in my life, but I reckon I could beat this guy's record if I was allowed to play the piece as inaccurately as he did.

  • Love, Music and Drama
    Love, Music and Drama 2 years ago +17

    If you can ruin your whole career slowly, you can ruin it quickly.

  • SingleSet Piano
    SingleSet Piano Year ago +2

    "If you can play it slowly, you can play it quickly!"

  • #1 han jisung stan
    #1 han jisung stan 2 years ago +1

    his “jazzy” violin killed my soul

  • Semi_Link
    Semi_Link Year ago +1

    "Do you ever get critism?"

  • Human Being
    Human Being 2 years ago +375

    He’s no longer the fastest violinist (if he was ever even considered one). Why? Because I just played bumblebee on my air violin in 1 second.

  • Fun_Nuggets 2

    “You could buy a Strad with that money”

  • loubob05
    loubob05 2 years ago +13

    Interviewer: Do you get a lot of criticism?

  • P59u00
    P59u00 Year ago +736

    Jokes aside, I'm honestly surprised this doesn't have more dislikes.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ben Lee's Bumblebee is sacrilegious

  • Hao Wang
    Hao Wang Year ago +226

    why do I just feel like the interviewer is so beyond awesome for acutually keeping his cool for this one

  • Mehmet Kurtuluş GEZEK
    Mehmet Kurtuluş GEZEK Year ago +325

    playing fast doesn't mean you're good.

  • Phaxsi Coca
    Phaxsi Coca Year ago +1

    i never knew this was called attack of the mosquito

  • Potion
    Potion 2 years ago +6

    “Worlds fastest violinist”

  • {DeDox}
    {DeDox} 2 years ago +406

    Interviewer: So how did you start playing violin so fast?