Killer Queen by Queen (arr. Roberts’ Balanas)

I was not familiar with Roberts Balanas until a week or so ago, when one of his videos popped up on my timeline.  Since then, I have enjoyed perusing his catalogue of arrangements and improvisations.  One which I thought I could share with you all, is his arrangement of Queen’s Killer Queen.  The idea of taking something that was originally written for a vocalist, several guitarists, and a bassist and performing it all on the violin reminds me closely of Bach’s Sonatas & Partitas, in which many voices are often present simultaneously on one instrument – a challenge for the performer, to be sure.  I love watching the flexibility and dexterity in Roberts’ violin hand.  We talk often in lessons about relaxation being critical, and Roberts’ playing is a wonderful example of why.  I hope you enjoy!