We can’t stop watching the expression on this viola player’s face

Ever had one of those moments of realisation, when you work out that you’ve been pulling a strange face for many, many seconds? This guy has.

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This violist, ably supporting the superb Mari Samuelsen in a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, seems to make a seriously pained facial expression with no discernible reason.

Samuelson is playing beautifully (as per), so what’s happening to this guy’s face? Our suggestion: the sudden realisation that you’re a viola player.

And the whole thing is here (strange face comes in around the four-minute mark):