Attempting an IMPOSSIBLE violin performance (Zigeunerweisen)

27-year-old Zhang Zheyuan has toured with elite performance troupes, traveled the world, and played in Olympic ceremonies.

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5:06 PM HKT, Wed December 4, 2019

27-year-old Zhang Zheyuan has toured with elite performance troupes, traveled the world, and played in Olympic ceremonies. And he’s done it all in darkness. This is the story of his journey to master Zigeunerweisen “Gypsy Airs”.

Zheyuan breaks down the three steps for him to master a piece. First, he would need to translate the sheet music into braille, and memorize the entire sheet, as he wouldn't be able to look at sheets when he plays. Second, with the notes memorized to perfection, he can start practicing the techniques. And lastly, he can finally interpret the piece with his own creative expressions. 

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