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By Elizabeth Ellen Ostring

Anton Sie, two times profitable achieve his aspirations in song and physics, demonstrates that attention and diligent exertions can in attaining nice pursuits. yet his tale additionally indicates the inter-connectedness of humanity: Anton acquired his musical education in Indonesia from an almost illiterate Muslim peasant guitarist and a Jewish refugee violinist, and his wisdom of physics and acoustics from chinese language Communist scientists. He has verified a severe think about some of the best development of Stradivarius violins, his paintings authenticated by means of Western musicians for whom he's very grateful.

"Anton Sie's conquer poverty and complication to come to be a firstclass violinmaker is sympathetically advised during this most up-to-date literary delivering by means of Elizabeth Ostring. tune enthusiasts of each hue will treasure this captivating tale of a unprecedented lifestyles, whereas violinists may possibly celebrate that the paintings of making nice violins didn't vanish with the passing of the Italian masters. a very inspirational tale." 
--Bernard White, FTCL, Assistant Professor, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea

"Elizabeth is a talented author who captures the wealthy mix of chinese language heritage, tradition, and the technological know-how and artwork of handcrafting violins within the biography of Anton Sie. it's a vigorous and bold examine account of a cherished and well-respected violin instructor and craftsman."
--James Wu PhD, MPH, MSPH, leader government Officer, San Yu overall healthiness Education/Management middle, Taiwan Adventist College

"A interesting learn that skillfully and sensitively highlights what effects while ardour, expertise, and difficult paintings are mixed with admire and a spirit of generosity, throughout numerous cultures in an Asian environment. Inspiring, informative, and hugely instructed to someone attracted to the human spirit, song, and science."
--Carolyn Catton, clinical Practitioner

Elizabeth Ellen Ostring, MB, ChB, MMin, PhD, married with grownup twins, is a retired health professional who spent a long time in Asia. This gave her the chance to fulfill and delight in humans from many cultures, together with the topic of this biography. She is the writer of numerous educational papers, the memoir Just 30 Minutes (2013), and the theology of labor Be a Blessing (2016).

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