Min Kym - Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

Min Kym - Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

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Friday 3 November, 2017

Leconfield Hall Petworth GU28 0AH

2pm (Ends approx 3pm)

Adults £10 | 18 and under £5


Born in South Korea and raised in the UK, aged just 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, the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned. Then, in a train station café, her violin was stolen. In an instant her world collapsed. She descended into a terrifying limbo land, unable to play another note.

In conversation with Stewart Collins, Min Kym tells her extraordinary story…

Min Kym will be performing extracts from key pieces in her repertoire to accompany the discussion. The selected pieces will be:

1) Meditation from “Thais” by Massenet

2) Hungarian Dance no 2. by Brahms

3) Sarabande from Partita no 2. by J. S. Bach

4) Salut d'amour by Elgar

‘Min Kym’s memoir makes for a devastating but ultimately redemptive read. It is much more than a story about a lost violin: it is about who we are, how we love, how we grieve’ Mail on Sunday