Hometown: Second Life, SL
Management: T.W.M. management
* Open minded virtual personality , loves worldmusic, art, poetry, machinima, musical communication. Exited about possibilities of the 3D platforms
** Naftali Torok is a violinist with a charismatic stage presence and highly esteemed for her expressivity and fiery improvisations. She reaches the public right in the heart with her emotional violin!
** Born in The Netherlands, she was raised with classical music. During her study musicology at the University and the Conservatory for Classsical Violin, her interest in traditional folk music and world music blossomed into a professional level. Naftali specialized in the music of Eastern Europe, Greek music & Turkish classical music as well as Jewish and Portuguese music. In RL she is a much sought-after teacher, performer and recording-artist among world music and mainstream pop acts in The Netherlands and has toured extensively throughout Europe.In RL Naftali is playing in different national and international ensembles such as BALQANA (balkan, gypsy-oriental) & the Dutch FolkCollective (inter.folk). In 2005 she founded her own International Klezmertrio, with who she produced 2 cd's, a 3rd is expected to be released in 2011.
** In 2007 Naf started playing live virtual concerts in SL (SecondLife) wich inspires her to find new musical bridges and establish international musical connections !
More recently Naf started new Xover-projects: recording compositions, based on worldmusic and improvisations in a mix of newage, ambient and electro-acoustical grooves.
Direct results are contributions to 2 new CD's: "URBAN DESERTS" , a musical project of Nnoiz Papp (Germany) . This CD was completely realized with avatar-musicians from secondlife . (CD release 27/04/10) And "THANK YOU", a Swiss/Dutch projec with meditative music based on tradfolk grooves. ( CD release september 2010)
“Quote from new fans tonight at CoolCatsCircus in Hamburg(SL):..." Lazarus Doghouse: love your music, where are you from? / Naftali Torok: thanks,the netherlands /Lazarus Doghouse:you know I am very excited to be talking to you, itslike meeting a famous person I love klezmer.Wow, I will be a bigfan, may I friend you?..."
Juji Kumsung: Yure one of the great music performers in sl,glad ye are here.....”
Lazarus Doghause / Juji Kumsung - from the chat
“Live Duo streaming in concert with Jaynine Scarborough during official Knowledge Realm Opening, FRIDAY, 1st of October, 2010
quote....."ty to you both, you made this evening so special!......"”
Lunata Lupino - photo in facebook
“From PeaceFest-2009:.....Naftali Torok is a world-violinist with a charismatic stage presence and highly esteemed for her expressivity and fierry improvisations. She reaches the public right in the heart with her personal interpretations and the emotional sound of her wonderful violin.
peacefest wordpress - Peace Fest SL
“quote from webportal CDS:..."our fourth sim, was formally opened yesterday to the public, with an inauguration ceremony devised by the New Guild (based on Etruscan, Greek, and Roman ceremonies inaugurating new cities).
Well attended, the formal opening finished with lots of Greek music, streamed by Naftali Torok...."
Gwyneth Llewelyn - [CDS} Confederation of Democratic Simulators (SL)
“from facebook tonight:.....your fiddle is magic, thanks for the wonderful concert´.............."”
Meerkat Messerchmitt - Facebook
“quote from CD-review"URBAN DESERTS"(Nnoiz Papp):...Die Nummer Acht hat den witzigen Titel „THE RETURN OF THE BALKAN YETI“, und tatsächlich erwartet den Hörer hier eine elektronische Zigeunerweise mit orientalischer Untermalung. Das etwas längere Intro erzeugt einen schönen Spannungsbogen, zu dem sich z.B. hübsche, langsame Gruppen-Kombos tanzen lassen, und auch im weiteren Verlauf bietet der Titel viele verschiedene Themen, die sich geradezu für Duett- und Solo-Einlagen anbieten!”
Konstanze Winkler - www.hagalla.de
“fan-quote:...i can listen to you playing all day and all night... Trust me Naftali, I have fallen in love with your gift... you are just a beautiful violinist.. and when you play, it goes to the very heart of my soul... you are unique in your gift... and i can't get enough of your beautiful tallent.. i wish i could meet you in person some day and show you how much i really love your playing.. because words cannot ever fill the things i want to say..”
Davidsouthsea Miles - fan-IM during concert
“quote:...I took the SL cab and found myself at Music Island. The concert started at 1pm SLT and Naftali Torok was the artist. She is from Holland and WOW! I do love classic, especially when it is mixed with pop. It sounds amazing. She is one of the best SL artists, and she plays fiddle. But with such an abandon. Really impressive! Tonight, Naftali took us away to a musically trip through the roots of European music. We heard Bulgarian and Polish folk music mixed with gypsy jazz.”
K.Ordinary - Blogspot :Ordinary Vieuw's