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News 2016: (US) The Washington Post Article: "Her 300-year-old instrument was in perfect condition. Had it been interred?" (by Anne Midgette, 16 Dec 2016)

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"It’s the stuff of stories and musical legend: the buried violin, dug up and brought to sing anew. In the film “The Red Violin,” the titular instrument is at one point interred with a gifted young player, then unearthed by grave-robbing gypsies who play it for a couple of generations.

But the violinist Chee-Yun didn’t expect to have one in real life. ...

In 1991, at the start of her career, the Korean-born violinist began looking around for a new instrument, found one that she loved, and brought it to Dario D’Attili, a legendary violin appraiser for an evaluation.

“In my career,” D’Attili said, according to Chee-Yun, “I have never seen an instrument looking this brand-new. It’s over 300 years old, definitely Ruggieri, probably one of his finest. No wear and tear; it’s incredible. This is a great investment for you.”" ...

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