"Flight of the Bumblebee" : FASTEST VIOLIN : new Guinness World Re
  • Classical music composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Ben Lee (UK) smashes "magic minute' barrier to become the Fastest Violin Player in the World. Rock violinist Ben Lee of acclaimed electric violin duo FUSE played 'Flight of the Bumblebee' by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on £1M Swarovski Crystal Violin in an astonishing 58.515 seconds - setting the new world record for the Fastest Violin Player. Judged by Guinness World Records officials and musical experts Ben Lee set the new record with a performance of 'Flight of the Bumblebee' by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, playing on the world's most expensive electric violin. Ben Lee can now claim to have the fastest fingers in the world and live up to his reputation as the Usain Bolt of the violin world. 'Flight of the Bumblebee' is used to judge the Guinness World Record™ for the fastest violin player, as the piece is extremely fast and requires the technically demanding "sautille" bowing style. Ben performed on one of a pair of FUSE's exclusive Swarovski Crystal Bridge violins. Following in the footsteps of international superstars Madonna, Michael Jackson and Kylie Minogue, FUSE's Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee joined forces with Swarovski to embellish each of their bespoke Bridge instruments with an incredible 50000 crystals each, every one hand-applied, creating the world's most expensive electric violins. Each violin is worth over one million pounds and was launched in-store at Harrods. Ben Lee commented, "Records are there to be broken, and I know I can take it even faster. The idea for ...

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