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With violinist Min Kym

Cerys is joined by violinist Min Kym, who talks about her new book, Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung.

Cerys is joined by the violinist Min Kym who will be talking about her new book Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung.

At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy. 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.

3 hours


Music Played

  • Sidney Bechet with Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre

    Moulin A Café

  • Woody Guthrie

    Talking Fishing Blues

  • Jane Birkin

    Fuir le Bonheur De Peur Qu'il Ne Se Sauve

  • Vetiver

    I Know No Pardon

  • Min Kym

    Massenet: Meditation (from Thaïs)

  • Yehudi Menuhin

    I Was Already A Veteran Violinist Of 12...'

  • Franz Rupp & Fritz Kreisler

    Humoresques, Op. 101: No. 7 in G-Flat Major (Arr. F. Kreisler)

  • Min Kym

    Prokofiev: Sonata For Solo Violin In D Major, Op. 115 (Moderato)

  • Ibrahim Electric

    Blue Balls

  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson

    Wait a Minute

  • John Barry

    The Lion in Winter

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Performer: Matthew Sweet. Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus.
  • Cody ChesnuTT

    What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next)

  • Chicano Batman

    La Jura

  • María Teresa Vera

    Sobre Una Tumba Una Rumba

  • Margo Guryan

    Sunday Morning

  • Tony Murena


  • Loyle Carner

    Ain't Nothing Changed

  • Jimmy Smith

    Basin Street Blues

  • Mokoomba


  • 平尾昌晃

    Funky! Miyo-Chan

  • Tom Paley

    The Midnight Special

  • Koki Nakano

    Petite Pièce Pour Un Inconnu

  • The Persians

    That Girl Of Mine

  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band


  • The Boswell Sisters

    Louisiana Hayride

  • The Beatles

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    • Apple.
  • Talking Heads

    Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

  • Fairport Convention

    Cajun Woman

  • Kathryn Tickell


  • Carl Perkins

    Champaign, Illinois

  • Carl Perkins

    Matchbox (Live)

  • The Million Dollar Quartet

    I Shall Not Be Moved

  • James Brown

    Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothin (Pts 1 & 2)

  • Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca

    Sowa (live)

  • Roby Lakatos & His Ensemble