This string quartet nails 'Smooth Criminal' (and they're all only 8 years old)

1 April 2015, 13:04

Youngest String Quartet Ever - Smooth Criminal


The Joyous String Quartet from Long Island, New York have recorded a cover version of Michael Jackson's classic single 'Smooth Criminal'.

According to their YouTube channel, the quartet have been playing together since they were all just four years old.

Jackson's iconic song has been tackled by other classical superstars in the past, including violinist David Garrett in 2008, and the viral video superstars 2Cellos. 

Speaking of 2Cellos, anyone else see a resemblance?

Guys, it might be time to think about becoming 3Cellos.

Cellist for the Joyous String Quartet Justin Yu has previously appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show in the US, while the quartet has now made several appearances on Korean and Chinese TV.

It's not the only pop cover they've attempted, either. Here's their version of Katy Perry's 'Firework':

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

rune brodahl horn player

Joyous: this horn player absolutely lets rip during a ballet performance

Backstreet Boys in the style of Bach

The Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way' in the style of a Bach Allemande


Quiz: Answer these questions and we'll tell you what your ultimate summer banger is