CELEBRATED VIOLINIST EZINMA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF "BEETHOVEN PLEADS THE FIFTH"
A Reimagination Of Beethoven's Classic Symphony No. 5
"Mesmerizing Talent" – Afropunk
"Her Violin Adds So Much To My Music" – Beyoncé
"Mind-Blowingly Talented Violinist" – Coveteur
Today, violin sensation, Ezinma, announces the release of "Beethoven Pleads The Fifth," (Decca Records) an exhilarating and thumping reimagination of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Produced by Brandon Korn (Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne) and Steven Epstein (Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Placido Domingo) the re-envisioned hip-hop infused classical track is from her upcoming un-titled EP and the accompanying video is out now.
Ezinma's style cannot be limited to one genre. Her music is a blend of virtuosic melodies and orchestral soundscapes with hard hitting beats-a classical-fusion that is cinematic, orchestral and anthemic. This fusion, this juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated worlds, allows her to connect with diverse audiences and bring classical music to new audiences. The video, which recently wrapped shooting in Pennsylvania with a scaled down crew, deftly represents this contrast.
Ezinma (eh-zeen-mah) is a Nebraskan born from a Guyanese father and a German-American mother. Her mixed cultural and ethnic background influenced her musical upbringing and helped mold her into the versatile artist she is today. While classical music will always be a passion for her, she felt a strong need to present the world with a different side of her and has collaborated with jazz, R&B, pop, hip-hop and electronic artists such as Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Mac Miller, Yo-Yo Ma and countless others.
Most recently Ezinma launched a nonprofit foundation, HeartStrings, a music-based youth development program for children K-5 of diverse backgrounds and was also selected to work with a wide assortment of brands that include Reebok, Essentia, Gucci, SK-II, and Zappos.