Alexandra Coghlan

The lost Stradivarius

Losing her Stradivarius was like losing a part of herself. The child prodigy describes her painful journey back to normality

Min Kym is a violinist, but if you Google her name you won’t find sound-clips or concert reviews, touring schedules or YouTube videos. What you’ll get are news reports. Because one evening in 2010, when Kym was waiting for a train at Euston Station, her 300-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen.

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