Naomi plays second violin in Bridge Strings. She is also loves playing trumpet.
Favourite Poem – The Touch of the Master’s Hand
The Old Violin The Touch of the Master’s Hand
‘Twas battered and scarred, And the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while To waste his time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile.
“What am I bid, good people”, he cried, “Who starts the bidding for me?” “One dollar, one dollar, Do I hear two?” “Two dollars, who makes it three?” “Three dollars once, three dollars twice, going for three,”
But, No, From the room far back a gray bearded man Came forward and picked up the bow, Then wiping the dust from the old violin And tightening up the strings, He played a melody, pure and sweet As sweet as the angel sings.
The music ceased and the auctioneer With a voice that was quiet and low, Said “What now am I bid for this old violin?” As he held it aloft with its’ bow.
“One thousand, one thousand, Do I hear two?” “Two thousand, Who makes it three?” “Three thousand once, three thousand twice, Going and gone”, said he.
The audience cheered, But some of them cried, “We just don’t understand.” “What changed its’ worth?” Swift came the reply. “The Touch of the Masters Hand.”
“And many a man with life out of tune All battered and bruised with hardship Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd Much like that old violin.
A mess of pottage, a glass of wine, A game and he travels on. He is going once, he is going twice, He is going and almost gone
But the Master comes, And the foolish crowd never can quite understand, The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought By the Touch of the Masters’ Hand.
Favourite Soundtrack – Sibelius – Finlandia
Favourite Musicians – Andre Rieu and Doris Day
Interesting Fact – Shares her birthday with Nathan Milstein
Interesting Fact #2 – Walked the Samaria Gorge in Crete aged three
Likes – Art, tennis and strawberries
Favourite quote – If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
Bridge Strings is an ensemble from Wales with a desire to share the unique beauty of string music. The members of Bridge Strings are a family from Bridgend: Wesley on violin and his two daughters Read more…
In Bridge Strings, Rhianwen plays viola. Her first instrument is the violin and she also enjoys playing the trumpet. Favourite Poem – Don’t Quit When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road Read more…
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