Aliocha Regnard playing a nyckelharpa, Dalaijargal Daansuren playing the horse-headed fiddle, Guo Gan with a Erhu, and Mathias Duplessy playing the acoustic guitar.

Duplessy & The Violins of the World


The Violins of the World is the brainchild of French Gypsy guitarist and composer Mathias Duplessy. It brings together the rhythms and melodies of many different cultures in an incredible new style of exotic and unique arrangements. Asian always, spirit of the blues often, and Celtic rhythms and melodies of the Mongolian steppe offer an astonishing cross-cultural encounter. The four virtuosos bridge the gap between tradition and modernity. The group consists of Guo Gan from China with his fiddle Erhu; Enkhjargal (Epi) Dandarvaanchig from Mongolia with the horse-headed fiddle and throat singing, and Frenchman Aliocha Regnard with the Scandinavian fiddle (Nyckelharpa), backed by Duplessy's propulsive acoustic guitar. Their first record, Mathias Duplessy & The Violins Of The World, was followed by a successful world tour that opened people's eyes and ears to the band's amazing musical abilities. They are back with a new album, Brothers Of Strings (released in January 2020), a road movie of new worlds, from the Gobi, to China and the ancient Far East, including wild covers of Morricone's “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly” and Dire Straits' “Brothers In Arms.”


Duplessy & the Violins of the World - Chinese Dumplings

Mathias Duplessy; Guitar, arrangements, Guo Gan, Erhu, composition, enkhjargal dandarvaanchig: morin khuur/voices, Aliocha: Nickelharpa

Duplessy & The Violins of the World - A Japanese in Paris

Composition by Mathias Duplessy, Aliocha: Nyckelharpa, Guo Gan: erhu, Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig: morin khuur

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