Gone A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

by Min Kym

Biography / Autobiography

Gone A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung Synopsis

'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her ...' At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music. At 11 she won her first international prize. She worked with many violins, waiting for the day she would play 'the one'. At 21 she found it: a rare 1696 Stradivarius, perfectly suited to her build and temperament. Her career soared. She recorded the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned. Then, in a train station cafe, her violin was stolen. In an instant her world collapsed. She descended into a terrifying limbo land, unable to play another note.

Gone A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung Press Reviews

'The hours fell away as I read this spellbinding tale of love, loss, and above all devotion to art' -- Susan Cain, author of Quiet

'Reads like a dream - so fast, so sharp. I loved Gone. It will stay with me for a long time' -- Cerys Matthews

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ISBN: 9780241263150
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241263150
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Min Kym
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Autobiography: arts & entertainment, String instruments,

About Min Kym

South Korean born and raised in the UK, Min Kym began playing the violin at the age of 6. At 7 she was accepted as the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music; at 16 she was the youngest ever foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music. The legendary conductor George Solti said she had 'exceptional natural talent, mature musicality and mastery of the violin'. Her Sony recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra was released in 2010. She was the first ever recipient of the Heifetz Prize, and is a goodwill ambassador for ...

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