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Book review: Min Kym — Gone

Min Jin Kym: Gone — A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung Viking, 2017, 256pp When Min Jin Kym’s Gone came out, I mentally heaved a sigh of relief. Here’s one Korea-related book, I thought, among the dozens that will be published this year, that I don’t need to read. The story of how her … [Read More]

Min-jin Kym gets her Strad back

Nearly three years after it was stolen, and a few months after a false alarm in which people thought it had turned up in the possession of a Bulgarian gypsy, Korean violinist Min-jin Kym is reunited with her Stradivarius. Great news. Links: Missing Stradivarius found, BBC, 30 July 2013 Famed Stradivarius violin owned by Min-Jin … [Read More]

Min-jin Kym at the Wigmore

News of Min-jin Kym’s violin recital at the Wigmore tomorrow evening, 23 May. Min-Jin Kym violin Ian Brown piano Stravinsky Suite italienne arr. from Pulcinella for violin & piano Beethoven Violin Sonata in A Op. 30 No. 1 Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op. 78 Bartók Rhapsody No. 1 The distinguished duo, Min-Jin … [Read More]