Achy Breaky Violinist Christine Wu
Christine Wu is the electric violinist in Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” re-mix with rapper Buck 22
Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) February 13th, 2014
A classically trained violin virtuoso has landed on the #1 video on YouTube today–playing hip-hop.
Christine Wu is the electric violinist in Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” re-mix with rapper Buck 22.
Formerly tenured with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Wu came to Los Angeles to roll her dice at the Hollywood recording industry.
Today she is solo violinist, arranger, and composer for industry legends such as David Foster, Andrea Bocelli, and Keith Urban, and TV shows such as The Voice, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars.
Part of the reason for her success is her ability to adapt the violin to a broad range of musical genres.
Before recording the hip-hop version of Achy Breaky, Wu morphed into “hoedown” mode performing the original with Cyrus at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night and the Arsenio Hall Show.
Her violin is a 1782 Gragani.
“There’s not really a road map for taking these instruments that are from the 1600′s maybe, and putting them in a modern context,” says Wu. “And that’s what really my goal is with everything I do, is to bring this art music into a modern context that can be understood and digested by modern ears. I don’t want to force Mozart down people’s throat if that’s not what they want to hear. I want them to have an experience with music.”
Christine can be seen with Billy Ray Cyrus and Buck 22 on Chelsea Lately on E!, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11 pm/10 pm c.
About Christine Wu
A violinist since age 3, Wu made the risky decision in 2006 to leave her tenured position with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, to pursue a career in the recording, television, and film industry. She has since become solo violinist and cellist for such industry legends as David Foster, Paul Anka, A.R. Rahman, and Lorne Balfe.
She’s seen regularly on hit shows such as The Voice, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, and the GRAMMY Awards Telecast.
For more information visit www.WuTunes.com