Olympian Charlie White Plays Violin on NBC After Winning Gold
Half of the gold-medal-winning ice dancing team of Charlie White and Meryl Davis found himself on the set of NBC’s Today Show to fulfill a promise made before the competition began.
When it was discovered that he played the violin, Today Show hosts pressed him to play. Â He said he hadn’t picked it up in three years, spending all of his time in preparation for the Sochi games. Â They managed to elicit a promise of a short performance if he and Meryl won the gold medal.
As you probably know by now, that happened. Â So Charlie kept his promise and appeared on NBC with Meryl Davis to deliver the goods. Â Maybe Charlie can now carve out a little more practice time.
On a related note, I recently wrote about violinist Vanessa Mae being part of Thailand’s Olympic ski team. Â Many have Â laughed and made snide comments, but one musician, Kenji Bunch, says wait a minute. Â Read his rebuttal, posted by Lara St. John,Â here.
Watch Charlie White play and find out more at NPR’s Deceptive Cadence
ListenÂ to Itzhak Perlman give Charlie a demonstration of proper technique below