Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Student gifted with violin after heartbreak

Violin gifted
Violin gifted
A student who accidently left her violin at school and returned to find that someone had heartlessly smashed it into pieces has received a new instrument from a kind donor.

Ashleigh Burrow, who is a budding musician, was distraught to find that her prized possession had been recklessly destroyed.

It was even more heartbreaking as it had been a gift from her granddad and had sentimental value.

The Wichita Eagle reported that her mum Audrey, distraught over the incident and the fact that it would hamper her opportunity to play at an upcoming concert, emailed B98-FM, a local radio station.

Radio presenter Tracy Cassidy read out the email, in which Ashleigh's mum pleaded with the public to let her know if they had a violin available for sale at a reasonable price.

Simon McHugh, a local artisan who repairs stringed instruments was one of the listeners who heard about the story. He gathered a German violin, complete with bow and case and delivered it to the school.

The news provider reported that he added a handwritten note as well, which read: "Always remember there's more good than bad in the world."

In related news a rare violin crafted by Nicole Amati is to be sold at auction next month.

Posted by LBADNFCR-2133-ID-801305506-ADNFCR Posted on 29 Feb 2012 15:10 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Ideal for fitting in places which other mics can't, the Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Mic is part of a two for one offer that runs until 30th of November.

20 Sep 2017 10:04
thumbnail

Taking inspiration from the coveted NSX2 Mixer, the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 All-In-One DJ Controller promises, even more, functionality and practical applications.

15 Sep 2017 10:26
thumbnail

A hybrid that combines digital functionality and auditory magnificence of traditional pianos, the Roland HP603 is a dream come true for the modern musician.

14 Sep 2017 12:57
thumbnail

A premium grade instrument that helps the intermediate player develop to the next level, the HP601 Digital Piano expresses unprecedented tonal clarity.

14 Sep 2017 11:49
thumbnail

A great choice for those pianists looking to invest in a compact and cost efficient piano, the Roland RP-102 Digital Piano is the ultimate hybrid instrument.

14 Sep 2017 10:38
thumbnail

Combining a strong projection with a varied selection of tones and sounds, the FP-60 offers itself as the quintessential piano for the gigging musician.

14 Sep 2017 09:44

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The TC Electronic Unitune Tuner is the latest tuning accessory developed by the Denmark based innovators. Modern, and wildly practical, the Unitune has it all.

20 Sep 2017 08:32
thumbnail

Ever wanted to experience the full glory of your tube amp a low, house-friendly volume? Now you can with the revolutionary Two Notes Torpedo Captor unit.

19 Sep 2017 11:14
thumbnail

A new take on a modern-day classic, the Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2-W Controller presents all of your favourite functionality in a striking, bold new finish.

19 Sep 2017 11:09
thumbnail

Available for a strictly limited time only, the Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 Controller comes available in a striking white finish and unique custom plaque

19 Sep 2017 10:01
thumbnail

After an image of Yamaha's Genos Workstation made its way on to the web, the new workstation has set the internet alight with speculation as to its final form.

15 Sep 2017 12:29
thumbnail

The Fender '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amp takes all of the vintage tonality of 1960's Fender amps and reiterates them into a completely new modern format.

15 Sep 2017 11:53