Min Kym + Susan Cain
Monday May 1: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Her first violin was tiny, harsh, and factory-made, but Min Kym knew that music would be her life. A child prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School, winning international contests at age eleven, and planning a world tour. Until her beloved 1696 Stradivarius violin was stolen.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Min recalls her loss and re-emergence with author Susan Cain.
MIN KYM was born in South Korea and raised in the UK. She began playing the violin at the age of six. At sixteen she became the youngest ever foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music; at twenty-seven, the first recipient of the Heifetz Prize. The legendary conductor George Solti praised her “exceptional natural talent, mature musicality, and mastery of the violin.” Her Sony recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra was released in 2010. She lives in London.
SUSAN CAIN is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over four years, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain is also the co-founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute.