Min-Jin Kym

The famous Stradivarius violin that was stolen from London’s Euston Station in 2010 and later recovered has been sold yesterday, 18th December  for €1.660 million including the buyer’s premium. It has been purchased by a British music festival led by an English violinist.

The violin previously belonged to London-based violinist Min-Jin Kym, and the story of the theft received worldwide attention and sympathy. After chasing leads across Europe, the instrument was recovered three years later by the police in the British Midlands, astonishingly undamaged. The thief tried to flog it for £100.

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