14-year-old violinist Midori breaks E string twice


At the age of 14, violinist Midori performs the fifth movement of Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's Symposium, conducted by the composer. When she breaks her E string, she quickly swaps her own three-quarter-sized violin for the concertmaster's full-sized violin. When the E string snaps again, she swaps the instrument for ...

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