A South Korean born and raised in the UK, Min Kym made her professional debut aged 11 marking the beginning of an international career that has spanned 3 decades.
In 2017, her memoir GONE was published by Viking Penguin Random House. In part a story of the intense bond an artist forms with their “true” instrument – in Min’s case, a 1696 Stradivarius which she began playing at the age of 21. It is also a story about who we are, how we love and how we grieve. After securing a Sony recording contract and commanding solo recitals at the world’s most prestigious concert halls, in 2010, the violin valued at £1.2 million was stolen from her. The loss left her silenced. Yet Min knew that music was still inside her, if only she could find what she had lost.
In her talk, Min explores how, in examining her loss, she found the courage to rediscover herself. Recent engagements include The Marketing Society, Penguin Random House and Women of the World.