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Chang Heryern Jin

Violins are full of mysteries, which keeps me fascinat-ed with violin-making, says Chang Heryern Jin, a Korea-born violin craftsman who lives in Tokyo. Chang's vio-lins are highly esteemed and favored by many professional musicians. His newly pro-duced violins are priced at \1.5 million, but decades-old ones go for more than \3 million...Chang was internationally recognized in 1976 when he was awarded the first prize in an international competition of violin- and cello-making in the United States. He earned five gold medals out of six categories in the competition, and was given the special title of Hors Concours & .Master Maker. There are only five craftsmen who hold the title in the world, and he is the on-ly Asian.

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Violins are full of mysteries, which keeps me fascinat-ed with violin-making, says Chang Heryern Jin, a Korea-born violin craftsman who lives in Tokyo. Chang's vio-lins are highly esteemed and favored by many professional musicians. His newly pro-duced violins are priced at \1.5 million, but decades-old ones go for more than \3 million...Chang was internationally recognized in 1976 when he was awarded the first prize in an international competition of violin- and cello-making in the United States. He earned five gold medals out of six categories in the competition, and was given the special title of Hors Concours & .Master Maker. There are only five craftsmen who hold the title in the world, and he is the on-ly Asian.