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Why the Stradivarius Sings

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Charles W. Lui, founder of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition in Salt Lake City

By Jenny Brundin

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Salt Lake City, UT – There's always been a mystique surrounding the most famous of Italian violins, those crafted by Antonio Stradivari 300 years ago. For centuries, scientists and violin makers have tried to duplicate the excellence of his craftsmanship, without success. Some of the finest young classical violinists in the world will play the centuries-old violins today through Saturday in Salt Lake City for the 2nd Stradivarius International Competition. It's the brainchild of Midvale violin maker, Charles W. Liu. KUER's Jenny Brundin produced this audio portrait.

Stradivarius Competition

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