Now based in Peeksill, violinist Daisy Jopling originally hails from London, England, where she studied at the Royal College of Music before going on to other prestigious academies. In addition to touring the world with the creative string trio Trilogy and appearing on the Elton John-scored soundtrack to Disney’s The Road to El Dorado (2000), the boundary-busting Jopling has worked with jazz stars Joe Zawinul, Bobby McFerrin, and Wolfgang Muthspiel, as well as numerous non-Western musicians. This month, Awakening, the third solo album by the music educator and Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center veteran, was released.
The disc further explores Jopling’s previous classical/world music fusion efforts, combining her classical roots with elements of reggae, Celtic folk, rock, pop, jazz, funk, Latin, and other styles. In this 2014 clip, Jopling and her band perform a familiar classic rock staple: