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The Resource Gone : a girl, a violin, a life unstrung, Min Kym

Gone : a girl, a violin, a life unstrung, Min Kym

Label
Gone : a girl, a violin, a life unstrung
Title
Gone
Title remainder
a girl, a violin, a life unstrung
Statement of responsibility
Min Kym
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At seven years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School of Music. At eleven she won her first international prize. And at twenty-one, she found “the one,” the violin that would transform her life: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career soared. She recorded the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned. Then, in a London café, her violin was stolen. She felt as though she had lost her soulmate, and with it her sense of who she was. Overnight she became unable to play or function, stunned into silence. In this lucid and transfixing memoir, Kym reckons with the space left by her violin's absence. She sees with new eyes her past as a child prodigy, with its isolation and crushing expectations; her combustible relationships with teachers and with a domineering boyfriend; and her navigation of two very different worlds, her traditional Korean family and her music. And in the stark yet clarifying light of her loss, she rediscovers her voice and herself
Summary
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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Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
Biography type
autobiography
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10561629
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 787.2092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a girl, a violin, a life unstrung
Label
Gone : a girl, a violin, a life unstrung, Min Kym
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780451496089
Isbn Type
(sc)
Lccn
2016054104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Gone : a girl, a violin, a life unstrung, Min Kym
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780451496089
Isbn Type
(sc)
Lccn
2016054104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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