Malcolm Watson “Autumn”
Acclaimed violinist Malcolm Watson, the Barefoot Violinist, will perform in the Outlook Inn’s Victorian Room, on Orcas Island, on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Watson delights audiences by dancing to his performance. He leaps and whirls ecstatically, in his bare feet, while playing powerful and passionate emotional interpretations of both classic and jazz on his amplified violin.
The World Legacy Project Living Legacy program, which celebrates individuals who are consciously living their legacy by making choices that will impact people today in positive ways as well as people in the future chose Watson as their Living Legacy for 2009.
Watson was born in England and was given his first violin at age five, commenced lessons at seven and was performing in public before the end of his eighth year. Considered a child prodigy, he went on to win a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at 15. He was featured in a full-length documentary film by British Television entitled “Busker.” In the early 90s, Watson moved to America. Touring, performing and recording with select guitarists, he created a powerful and passionate fusion that he calls Nouveau Classical.