In today's episode I talk to the Well-Renowned Violinist Edmond Fokker Van Crayestein.
Edmond is an extraordinary violinist and a man of many talents.
Edmond was the Former Chief International Engagement of the Military Intelligence and Security Service, in the Netherlands, and yet he is equally at home being a collector and connoisseur of Chinese Porcelain, everything is enchanting and an adventure in his life.
Edmond has an incredibly adventurous spirit but is also a passionate, intuitive and sensitive musician who loves people and music.
He has played in Carnegie Hall as well as playing in illustrious palaces and Royal Courts but also in
war-zones, orphanages and hospitals.
Edmond plays classical music, gypsy music and improvises freely.
Music in his vision is like love, healing and therapeutic, consoling, reinforcing and inspiring.
He plays with the most incredible musicians all over the world and the most beautiful instruments.
And yet he remains mysterious and enigmatic through and through.
The picture begins to be clearer, covert operations, dining in royal houses, playing the violin at galas and all things in between.
He is currently making a documentary about music as a healing power called ‘music is healing’
His latest album Viva La Vida is about to be released with beautiful violin pieces.
A project he hopes will offer hope and comfort to people that are lonely.
He doesn't make any money on it, it's about charity.
300 cd’s will be given for free to care institutes and care homes as a musical hug, to feed the soul and embrace the forgotten.
A story of charm, elegance and eternal hope, while following ones inner voice and reclaiming the power of the soul.
At the end of the episode you can hear Edmond play three beautiful pieces for us, from his new album Viva la Vida which will come out in the next few weeks. It's a real privilege to hear the preview of this wonderful album. Take a deep breath and relax to the following pieces that are truly heartwarming.
1. Cavatina from the film the Deerhunter in Edmond's arrangement.
2. Cinema Paradiso from Ennio Morricone with Jochem Geene at the piano.
3. Schindlers List the well known film theme by John Williams.
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