A guitar that was a violin / Una guitarra que fué violín

A musical story

Península Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California (September 2014). Aprecio mucho la música, pero nunca tuve la valentía de aprender a tocar un instrumento musical. Mis dos hijos si lo hicieron.  La guitarra que diestramente toca Pablo en esta foto fué -no hace mucho- un violín. Cómo ocurrió la inusitada transformación de un instrumento en otro? La respuesta es una historia fascinante que cubre tres paises y dos décadas. En su presentación titulada “The Violin” (en inglés), la Sra Lisbeth Coiman explica el origen de la guitarra de la foto. La presentación ocurrió en un auditorio del condado “Orange”, California, en el contexto de la conocida serie “Listen to your Mother” que tiene lugar en varias ciudades de Estados Unidos una vez por año. Si quieres escuchar la historia completa y ver a la madre de Pablo contarla, cliquea aquí *

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Despite my love for music, I never found the courage to learn a musical instrument. My two kids did, though. The guitar played here by Pablo was actually a violin, not too long ago.  How did one musical instrument transform into another? The answer is a fascinating story that took place in three countries, over two decades. In her talk “The Violin”, Ms. Lisbeth Coiman explains how the guitar of the photograph came about. Her talk was part of the Orange County series of “Listen to your Mother”, a program which also runs in several other U.S. cities, once a year. If you want to listen to this story and watch Pablo’s mom tell the story, all you have to do is click here *

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Author: Constantino

A Chemical Engineer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for the oil refining industry in threes countries under different capacities. With photography and writing as hobbies, he has traveled the world (and has still to settle somewhere). Loves movies, Latin Jazz, black coffee and red wine... Kampai!

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