Talented 12-year-old Italian twins play Coldplay violin duet in quarantine

30 March 2020, 12:35 | Updated: 30 March 2020, 12:50

Twins perform violin duets during Italy’s lockdown
Twins perform violin duets during Italy’s lockdown. Picture: YouTube

By Helena Asprou

When in lockdown, these musical twins love nothing better than doubling up for a vivacious violin duet...

To keep themselves, and the Internet, entertained during Italy’s COVID-19 lockdown, these 12-year-old twins are picking up their violins and performing duets from their living room.

Most recently the young violinists, Mirko and Valerio, shared a lively rendition of a Coldplay song on YouTube, along with the caption (translated): “We thought we’d spend a bit of time with you all, from north to south. For us, music is a source of relief, and we hope you guys can use it too.

“‘Viva la Vida’ by Coldplay seemed like the perfect song for this Sunday, full of sunshine and hope.”

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In the beautiful clip (watch above), the twins say: “We’re keeping each other company with Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’”, before kicking off with the song’s unmistakeable string intro.

They might be stuck indoors, but the infectious synergy of this young double act is lifting people’s spirits all over the world.

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One Facebook user commented: “These two are wonderful. Bravo to you both. I loved watching you plus hearing your music. You both have wonderful personalities and I applaud you. Talented young men!!”

Another wrote: “I love seeing the music from around the world. My favorite yet! The smiles and expression of hope on these kids is so uplifting! Thanks little buddies from some American mom sitting on the couch for 10 days.”

In these uncertain times, the twins’ Coldplay cover and performances from many other quarantined musicians around the world are spreading some much-needed joy.