Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

作者 : Min Kym

出版社 : PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.

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金珉振出生於韓國,六歲開始學習小提琴。她曾經是英國普賽爾音樂學校年紀最小的學生;八歲被小提琴大師黎奇稱為「我所教過最優秀的小提琴家」;已故指揮大師蕭提則稱讚金珉振有「特別傑出的天賦,成熟的音樂性以及掌握小提琴的功力」。

二十一歲那一年,金珉振得到一把1696年份的史特拉底瓦里小提琴。略小的琴身適合她的體型,聲音也非常適合她的氣質與風格。金珉振以這把完美契合的名琴與安德魯‧戴維斯、愛樂管弦樂團錄製布拉姆斯小提琴協奏曲專輯,並且計畫在全球巡迴演出。當美好的獨奏事業正要起飛時,2010年十一月,金珉振的琴卻在倫敦的三明治店被偷。雖然竊賊沒多久就落網,名琴與兩把價值不菲的琴弓卻下落不明。金珉振的世界在瞬間崩潰。

小提琴於2013年在保加利亞神祕出現,但是金珉振的精神在這三年卻經歷一場常人無法想像,彷彿失去一個相知相惜的「靈魂伴侶」的打擊。這樣的痛苦與空虛持續了一段時間,讓她無法再拉琴,甚至懷疑一切,找不到自己的定位與希望。  

雖然金珉振事後得到另一把琴,因此把失而復得的小提琴售出。不過在準備好重新回到舞台的時候,金珉振決定把自己的故事、對小提琴的愛,以及小提琴失竊對音樂家的打擊寫下來。

這是關於難以理解的孤單天才的故事,同樣也是愛和遺失以及接受失去的故事。


'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her . . .'

At 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, perfectly suited to her build and temperament. Her career soared. She recorded 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.

This is Min's extraordinary story - of a young woman staring into the void, wondering who she was, who she had been. It is a story of isolation and dependence, of love, loss and betrayal, and the intense, almost human bond that a musician has with their instrument. Above all it's a story of hope through a journey back to music.

'The hours fell away as I read this spellbinding tale of love, loss and above all devotion to art' - Susan Cain, author of international bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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作者介紹
Min Kym
South Korean born and raised in the UK, Min Kym began playing the violin at the age of six. At seven she was accepted as the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music; at 16 she was the youngest ever foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music. The legendary conductor George Solti said she had 'exceptional natural talent, mature musicality and mastery of the violin'. In 2010 she recorded the Brahms Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra. She was the first ever recipient of the Heifetz Prize, and is a goodwill ambassador for the city of Seoul.
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