Watch This Classical Music Bro Shred on a 45 Million Dollar Viola

March 28, 2014 | Marina Galperina

This is concert violinist David Aaron Carpenter playing Stradivari’s 300-year-old “MacDonald” viola, which is poised to be “the most expensive instrument in the world.” At Sotheby’s on Monday, Carpenter performed Isaac Albéniz’s 1892 “Asturias” with its “passages that sound like nothing so much as heavy-metal shredding.”

“It’s the pinnacle of my career,” Carpenter said. “Every moment up until this point has prepared me to get to this moment and show the world what an instrument of this caliber can really do.”

Now watch him get all DGAF Presto Fortissimo on that thing.