Violin progress video - 27 years
Aug 12, 2017
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"Shape of You"
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After I perform at shows and events, one of the FIRST questions people ask me is how long I’ve been playing, and while I’m tempted to tell them I picked it up 6 months ago, I let them know my grandmother bought me my first violin at age 3 for Christmas, at which point they ask if I enjoyed it. To tell you the truth, I didn’t like playing when I was little, and I would frequently burst into tears and get frustrated when I made mistakes. This video is a glimpse into what it took to get to where I am today.


ROB LANDES is an award-winning violinist who started playing the violin at 3 years in Orem, Utah. Born to a large musical family, Rob gave his first solo recital at 10 years old, performed in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on the Disney Channel with the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, and founded a piano trio that performed actively throughout his teenage years. Rob has won first prize at numerous music competitions and has soloed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Valley Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, BYU Philharmonic, and BYU Chamber Orchestra. As a first violinist of the BYU Chamber Orchestra, Rob performed in more than twenty cities throughout central and southern Europe, and as concertmaster of the orchestra, gave a concert to a sold-out audience in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Rob was awarded full scholarships to attend Brigham Young University and Rice University where he earned a Bachelor’s in Music and Master’s in Music, respectively. While studying at Rice, Rob began covering rock and pop music, and upon returning to Salt Lake City after graduation, began playing with a looper pedal which he uses to create intricate and stunning arrangements of today and yesterday’s most popular music Rob recently won the award for "Best Instrumental" at the Utah Music Awards for his rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

Rob Landes is signed to ARK Studios Media Group.

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