Malcolm Watson, the "Barefoot Violinist," is Featured World Legacy Project Living Legacy for 2009
Reno, NV, July 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- World Legacy Project announces the choice of Malcolm Watson, Violinist, as the first Living Legacy for 2009.
The World Legacy Project Living Legacy program 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. Malcolm Watson fits that description perfectly.
Malcolm 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 when just fifteen years old.
Success followed the completion of his studies with a recording deal with CBS and a full-length documentary film by British Television entitled “Busker.” In the early 90s, Malcolm moved to America. Touring, performing and recording with select guitarists, Malcolm created a powerful and passionate fusion that he calls Nouveau Classical.
Watson’s music, powerful and passionate, ranges from emotional interpretations of the classics to jazzy originals; from Bach to the Blues. Watson, much to the astonishment and delight of his audiences, also added dance to his performance, leaping and whirling ecstatically, in his bare feet, whilst skillfully bowing heart touching sounds from his amplified violin.
Such is the emotional strength of Malcolm’s performance that many reviewers and fans have said that “Malcolm Watson does not play notes…he plays feelings.” His music has healed, excited and inspired audiences worldwide. His music is so healing, in fact, that a recent visit to a special needs classroom for autistic children really made a big impact on the kids. One child who was repeatedly encouraged to draw with more than black and white crayons with no success, suddenly after hearing Watson’s magical music, he chose colored crayons and began to draw with greater abandon. Children who were not able to focus attention for more than a few moments were mesmerized for entire selections.
In another unique and original step, Watson combined his passionate musical performance with his inspirational speaking and training in the arenas of communications, motivation and metaphysics. To the delight of the participants, he will leap up in the middle of a presentation, dancing with his violin; giving deeper understanding and connection to his spoken words. Several years ago he was featured in an educational TV series on Music and Math for Discovery Channel and also wrote and performed a presentation of music and speech for Dr. Deepak Chopra on his “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.”
Malcolm Watson can be seen on the World Legacy Project website at www.worldlegacyproject.com and in several scheduled World Legacy Project events. Malcolm Watson has four CDs featuring a wonderful selection of his music.