Crafting a Symphony in Wood

The Story of Violin Maker Anton Sie

By Elizabeth Ellen Ostring

Crafting a Symphony in Wood

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  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 11/18/2016
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Crafting a Symphony in Wood

The Story of Violin Maker Anton Sie

By Elizabeth Ellen Ostring

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  • ISBN: 9781532603419
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 11/18/2016
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About-

Anton Sie, twice successful in achieving his aspirations in music and physics, demonstrates that focus and diligent hard work can achieve great goals. But his story also shows the inter-connectedness of humanity: Anton received his musical training in Indonesia from a virtually illiterate Muslim peasant guitarist and a Jewish refugee violinist, and his knowledge of physics and acoustics from Chinese Communist scientists. He has demonstrated a critical factor in the superior construction of Stradivarius violins, his work authenticated by Western musicians for whom he is very grateful.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Anton Sie's triumph over poverty and hardship to emerge as a first-class violinmaker is sympathetically told in this latest literary offering by Elizabeth Ostring. Music lovers of every hue will treasure this enthralling story of an extraordinary life, while violinists may rejoice that the art of creating great violins did not vanish with the passing of the Italian masters. A truly inspirational tale." 
--Bernard White, FTCL, Assistant Professor, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea

"Elizabeth is a gifted writer who captures the rich mixture of Chinese history, culture, and the science and art of handcrafting violins in the biography of Anton Sie. It is a lively and impressive research account of a beloved and well-respected violin teacher and craftsman."
--James Wu PhD, MPH, MSPH, Chief Executive Officer, San Yu Health Education/Management Center, Taiwan Adventist College

"A fascinating read that skillfully and sensitively highlights what results when passion, talent, and hard work are blended with respect and a spirit of generosity, across several cultures in an Asian setting. Inspiring, informative, and highly recommended to anyone interested in the human spirit, music, and science."
--Carolyn Catton, Medical Practitioner

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Elizabeth Ellen Ostring

Bio(s)-

Elizabeth Ellen Ostring, MB, ChB, MMin, PhD, married with adult twins, is a retired physician who spent many years in Asia. This gave her the opportunity to meet and appreciate people from many cultures, including the subject of this biography. She is the author of a variety of academic papers, the memoir Just 30 Minutes (2013), and the theology of work Be a Blessing (2016).

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