Attending my son’s recital, I heard Bruno Mar’s “Just the way you are” being played by the music school’s string ensemble. I was impressed with the performance that I told myself, if only classical musicians would play more contemporary songs, I’m sure a lot of young people will be interested in classical instruments. So I began to search online for contemporary songs played by classical instruments and stumbled upon The Vitamin String Quartet. Luckily no need to claim for workmans comp insurance as there were no injuries hehehehe. 🙂
The Vitamin String Quartet or known as VSQ is a group of Los Angeles based musicians who are known for its series of tribute albums to rock and pop music. The group’s musical philosophy is to apply rock n’ roll and pop attitude to classical technique. As of to date they have recorded about 261 albums already.
Here are some of their most popular recordings with them playing some of the most popular songs to date. I’ve chosen three of my favorite and most familiar modern songs performed by the VSQ these are Bruno Mars “Just the way you are,” Aerosmith’s “Don’t want to miss a thing” and Madonna’s “Crazy for you.”