Roddy Chong, of Schaumburg, leaps into the air while playing rock violin with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The TSO will do two shows this Saturday at the Allstate Arena.
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Roddy Chong, a Schaumburg native, is the rock violinist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, an actor and a motivational speaker.
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Roddy Chong jams with actor Kevin Costner.
Schaumburg native Roddy Chong puts his all into a performance, leaping across the stage while playing the violin.
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When not touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Schaumburg native Roddy Chong plays with actor Kevin Costner and his band, Kevin Costner & Modern West.
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Along with performing with his violin onstage, Schaumburg native Roddy Chong takes his music to corporate America as a motivational speaker.
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When Roddy Chong plays violin, he's doesn't sit on a chair. He leaps into the air, runs across the stage, lunges forward, and flips his hair like he's playing in an '80s rock band. Chong, a Schaumburg native, considered one of the world's premier violinists, is pure energy onstage — a prerequisite for his job as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's rock violinist.