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Gone / Min Kym, violin

Notes & Reviews:

Born in South Korea and raised in the UK, Min Kym began playing the violin at the age of six. At sixteen she became the youngest ever foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music; at twenty-seven, the first recipient of the Heifetz Prize. The legendary conductor George Solti praised her "exceptional natural talent, mature musicality, and mastery of the violin." Min had her Stradivarius stolen at a Pret A Manger sandwich shop in London in 2010 just as her career was about to kick off. The story struck high waves in media, but being traumatized Min could not play anymore. In 2013 the violin was then found under mysterious circumstances… Min has now written a book about her story, her love to the instrument and what this incident did to her life. This album ties in with the book release, happening in the UK and US. Hardcover book release is on 6th April 2017 (UK and Commonwealth), 27th April in USA and Canada. There also is a Dutch version to be released in Benelux in April, exact date tbc.


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