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Geddy Lee on former Clockwork Angels String Ensemble violinist Jonathan Dinklage in latest New Jersey Monthly magazine

Tue, Jul 24, 2018@9:50AM | comments

Former Clockwork Angels String Ensemble violinist Jonathan Dinklage is profiled for an article in the latest edition of New Jersey Monthly (thanks RushFanForever), where he talks about his current gig as the lead violinist of Broadway's Hamilton. The article also mentions his work with Rush and quotes Geddy Lee, who was interviewed via email:

... Going on tour with the rock band Rush in 2013 and 2015 was, says Dinklage, "the highlight of all." The Rush tours gave him the opportunity to play solos onstage with the band. They also resulted in lasting friendships with Rush co-founders Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. In an e-mail interview, Lee describes his admiration for Dinklage-the player and the person. "Jonny has the ability to seamlessly blend in to a string section or stand out as a virtuoso soloist," writes Lee. "There is a lot of power in his playing, so he can be as delicate as the part requires and yet crank it up when need be." He calls Dinklage "a great team player," adding, "Jonny is a fantastic and hilarious guy.... He was a pleasure to have along with us."...

Dinklage also played violin on the majority of Rush's live performances of Losing It on the R40 Live tour as seen in this video. You can read the entire article online at this location.

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