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A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

by Min Kym

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The child prodigy-turned-violin virtuoso describes how her career was upended by the 2010 theft of her beloved 1696 Stradivarius, revealing how the instrument represented her senses of self and music and how its displacement triggered revelations about art, passion and what it means to do what one loves.

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Min Kym is shown at her debut recital at the Serenates D'Estiu Festival in Majorca in July 1992. Courtesy of Min Kym/Crown hide caption

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Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

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