Tina S. is becoming a household name in the world of instrumental music thanks to her jaw-dropping interpretations of Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption,” Steve Vai’s version of Paganini’s 5th Caprice, and her tribute to Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. Soon we won’t have to even introduce her!
In her latest video the 14-year-old French guitarist covers Dream Theater’s “The Best of Times,” off the band’s 2009 album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings.
“I chose this song because I feel it’s one of the most beautiful songs that can be played on guitar,” Tina told Guitar World via Twitter. “John Petrucci is one of my favorite guitarists. I’m proud to play one of his solos!”
Tina S. strikes again, ladies and gentlemen. Remember the young guitarist who made our jaws drop with her tribute to Vivaldi and her impeccable interpretation of Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption”?
Well, she’s back. This time, the 14-year old French guitarist astonishes us with Paganini’s 5th Caprice, the piece guitar virtuoso Steve Vai performs during the guitar-duel scene in the 1986 film Crossroads.
Watch Tina’s rendition below and compare it to Vai’s own performance as well. We think it’s spot-on!
Tina S., the 14-year-old girl who went viral on the Internet after uploading her cover of Van Halen’s “Eruption” guitar solo, recorded a highly complex piece titled “Vivaldi Tribute.”
The tribute was composed by French guitarist Patrick Rondat, and is a guitar adaptation of Presto, the third movement of “Summer” from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concerto.