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Gone - A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

Min Kym

The spellbinding memoir of a violin virtuoso who loses the instrument that had defined her both on stage and off -- and who discovers, beyond the violin, the music of her own voice Her first violin was tiny, harsh, factory-made; her first piece was "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star." But from the very beginning, Min Kym knew that music was the element in which she could swim and dive and soar. At seven years old, she was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School. At eleven, she won her first international prize; at eighteen, violinist great Ruggiero Ricci called her "the most talented violinist I've ever taught." And at twenty-one, she found "the one," the violin she would play as a soloist: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career took off. 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.

The spellbinding memoir of a violin virtuoso who loses the instrument that had defined her both on stage and off -- and who discovers, beyond the violin, the music of her own voice Her first violin was tiny, harsh, factory-made; her first piece was "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star." But from the very beginning, Min Kym knew that music was the element in which she could swim and dive and soar. At seven years old, she was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School. At eleven, she won her first international prize; at eighteen, violinist great Ruggiero Ricci called her "the most talented violinist I've ever taught." And at twenty-one, she found "the one," the violin she would play as a soloist: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career took off. 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.
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The spellbinding memoir of a violin virtuoso who loses the instrument that had defined her both on stage and off -- and who discovers, beyond the violin, the music of her own voice Her first violin was tiny, harsh, factory-made; her first piece was "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star." But from the very beginning, Min Kym knew that music was the element in which she could swim and dive and soar. At seven years old, she was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School. At eleven, she won her first international prize; at eighteen, violinist great Ruggiero Ricci called her "the most talented violinist I've ever taught." And at twenty-one, she found "the one," the violin she would play as a soloist: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career took off. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Yeo

Length:

8h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:28