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Czech marble violin displayed in Beijing


Monday, November 1st, 2010

Czech marble violin displayed in Beijing

The marble violin by Czech sculptor Jan Rericha is put on display in Beijing as the local concert hall has received it into its exhibition, Rericha told CTK Friday.The original musical instrument, part of the Czech exhibition at the Shanghai Expo 2010, was accepted by Beijing Concert Hall, Rericha said.”It is a big achievement. I have never been to China, but I highly esteem this,” Rericha told CTK.The violin is put on display as a priceless exhibit in a glass cube on a pedestal in the concert hall, Rericha said, adding that this was the first foreign presentation of the instrument.The violin unveiled at the Expo 2010 is the fifth marble model. Its production took about three months. It was tuned by Czech violin virtuoso Jaroslav Sveceny who uses a similar instrument at his concerts.Rericha has also made a stony guitar used by Czech virtuoso Stepan Rak.Rericha says marble is a unique material suitable for the production of musical instruments.

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