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10 Classical Crossover Instrumentalists You Should Know

They are the love-children of classical and pop music.

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1. 2 Cellos

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The Crotian cello duo have been making music since 2011. They've performed covers and made original music to a create sound that combines classical with pop and rock music. Their latest album Celloverse was released earlier this year.

2. Lindsey Stirling

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She is known for her out-of-this-world music videos as well as her ability to dance while playing violin. She has played a variety of genres such as pop, electronic, and video game music. Her most recent album, Shatter Me was released in 2014.

3. Jade Simmons

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The pianist mixes classical music with hip-hop beats. Her most recent album, Revolutionary Rhythm was released in 2012. She is currently working on new material.

4. Black Violin

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The duo is composed of Kev Marcus on the violin and Will B. on the viola. Although most of their music combines hip-hop with classical, they are also influenced by other genres. Their most recent album Classically Trained was released in 2012.

5. Van-Anh Nguyen

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The Australian-Vietnamese pianist has performed in Australia, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, and the United States and has released three albums independently. Her newest project, Seasons of Love: Broadway and Opera Favorites , is a collaboration with singer Bich-Van Nguyen and will be released May 24th.

6. Karen Briggs

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Known as "The Lady in Red" for her performances with Greek composer and producer Yanni, the violinist has performed and made music since 1992. Her music and covers span genres including hip-hop, jazz, and gospel. Her most recent album Soulchestral Groove was released in 2009.

7. Vanessa Mae

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Although she has composed her own music ,she is mostly known for her collaborations with artists such as Janet Jackson and The Backstreet Boys. In addition to being a violinist, she is also an Olympic Skier. In 2014, she represented Thailand in the Winter Olympics.

8. The Piano Guys

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Like Lindsey Stirling, the piano and cello duo are known for their viral music videos that combine classical with a variety of genres. They have released four albums to date. Their most recent album, Wonders was released last year.

9. Chargaux

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The Brookyln based violin-viola duo was formed by the ladies Charly and Margaux. Their music has influences from R & B, hip-hop, jazz, and country-western music. In addition to composing their own songs, they have also done covers. Their most recent EP Broke and Baroque was released last year.

10. Vitamin String Quartet

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They have done over 200 tribute albums for a variety of musicians including Michael Jackson, Adele, Linkin Park, and Coldplay to name a few. They've also done tribute albums for films such as Harry Potter and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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