"We get to completely change perceptions every time we step on the stage..." Fusing Hip-Hop and Classical I first heard Black Violin when they won Apollo in 2005, and followed them over their 10+ year career following. I was excited to finally meet Kev and Wil and talk with them about Black Violin, how they got started, their influences and goals. Scroll down to listen in and learn about: Kev and Wil's upbringings, and how they got into classical music. How neither of them had a lesson until High School Their efforts to reach out to kids through education Huge thank you to our sponsor Electric Violin Shop, your one-stop shop for electric instruments, amps, gear, accessories, and most of all, expertise. Use code CHOWES at checkout and take 5% off of your order. Call 866-900-8400 to get your questions answered on "all things electric strings". While you are talking to EVS, be sure to ask them about the new Yamaha Electric Violin (you can check out my video review here). I've been a Yamaha performing artist for almost 20 years now and am very proud to be a part of the Yamaha family.