Esther Anaya explains how she breaks musical barriers, creates magic by playing violin to EDM and hip-hop
The musical sensation Esther Anaya is also extremely excited at the prospect of collaborating with Lizzo while she is playing her flute.
Colombian electrical violinist Esther Anaya, who is often described as the innovative, modern face of a new fusion of music, is here to tell everyone that the violin is a cool instrument and her vibrant career is the proof. When MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with the talented musician at the 2019 American Music Awards, she said she refuses to see supposed barriers in music and instead tries to conjure the most magical musical pieces.
Anaya, whose beautiful violin sequence elevated the 2019 animated movie 'Abominable', tells MEAWW, "With the violin, you can make magic. I make magic because I play the violin to EDM, Hip-Hop... a lot of music... everything you put on a CDJ - because I DJ as well."
She further elaborated on the multiple hats she wears when it comes to music. "I'm like four elements in one. Singing, writing, violin and a DJ? You gotta come to one of my shows. Everybody has to come to one of my shows."
"I like to try new things," says Anaya, when asked if there are any genres where violin does not fit into, "I see music as a whole as so beautiful that I don't see anything as a limit for me. As a classical violinist for so many years, I feel like my brain thinks ahead... I want to explore, I want to experience my violin with every genre. So, probably, the next one is going to be Mexican Banda... I will try anything."
The musical sensation is also excited at the prospect of collaborating with Lizzo one day while she is playing her flute. "Sign me up," she says, before adding that she was most excited to see Taylor Swift, who ended up winning the prestigious Artist of the Decade and Artist of the Year awards that night, along with Favorite Music Video for 'You Need to Calm Down', Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for 'Lover', and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary.
"She inspires me so much. The way how she writes music is similar to mine," she says, before announcing, "I am releasing my album in February."
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