Music from the UK – Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie, born in 1959 in Oxford, is a british actor, comedian, writer, film director and singer. His almbum ‘Let them talk’ became a #2 in the UK album charts in 2011. Listen to its piece “St James Infirmary”:

Music from Lebanon – Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian is one of my favorites violinists. He is a “genius”of music, gave his first concert at the age of 12 and when he was 14 he was invited to study in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in Berlin. Listen to “Aires Armenios”.

He  also has  a project along with three more musicians “Pagagnini”, which is a funny musical show. Listen to ” Canon in D”.

Music from Luxembourg – Francesco Tristano

Since today, you could also find music from Luxembourg here on World Music! Francesco Tristano, born in 1981, is a classical and experimental pianist and composer. Listen to his great piece “The Melody”:

Music from Russia – Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich born 12/25 September 1906 in Saint Petersburg;.. † August 9, 1975 in Moscow was a Soviet composer, pianist and educator, Here are “Three fantastic Dances”

Music from the US – Samuel R. Hazo

Samuel R. Hazo , born 1966 in Pittsburgh /Pennsylvania  is a composer , the first composer in history to be awarded the winner of both composition contests sponsored by the National Band Association.

Here is his song Arabesque , a oriental piece performed by an orchestra


Music from the US – Paul Cantelon

Music from the US – Paul Cantelon, born in 1959, is an US-american composer of classical and film music. Here’s his nice ” Theme From The Diving Bell And The Butterfly”:

Music from Iceland – Olafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds (born 3 November 1986) is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and piano with loops and edgy beats crossing-over from classical to pop. Ólafur was a drummer of hardcore/metal bands Fighting Shit and Celestine, as well as others. Here is his song ” Fyrsta”
More songs here

Music from Germany – Akim Camara

Akim Camara, born in 2001 in Germany, is a violinist, who began playing in the age of two years. Here he is playing with the “Neue Weddinger Kammerorchester”:

Akim in the age of 3, a funny video ;)