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Anne Akiko Meyers discusses her Vieuxtemps Guarneri violin / NPR-Morning Edition

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"I had to try it, and instantly fell in love," Meyers says. "It was an incredible chemistry that occurred." - Anne Akiko Meyers

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America - 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, on loan for the rest of her life. Meyers joined Morning Edition guest host Linda Wertheimer in NPR's studios to demonstrate the historic instrument. SEE THE NPR-MorningEdition PAGE.