Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung
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Min Kym recalls her life as young prodigy of the violin. The Korean born girl was the youngest student to enter the prestigious Purcell School for Young Musicians, where she won various awards and prizes. At the age of 21, she purchased a rare 1696 Stradivarius, which became an extension of her. When that violin was stolen, she felt as though she could no longer go on as a concert solo violinist, that a part of herself was missing.
But more than just recalling the events of her singleminded life, Kym relates her feelings as an adult looking back. She realizes, as an adult, that she always tried to make others happy - - her family, her teachers, her boyfriends - - leaving her own personal ambitions and desires behind. It wasn’t until her Strad was stolen and she spent many years looking for it, that she finally was able to speak up for herself.
As an amateur violinist, I enjoyed learning more about the life of a young concert musician, the composers and works that Kym enjoyed, and what goes into the making of a very special violin.
Sending to J4shaw in Idaho as part of a box of books released in the RABCK forum
Journal Entry 4 by EEastgate_OBCZ at Little Free Library - E Eastgate Drive in Boise, Idaho USA on Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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