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Elizabeth Pitcairn and her famous Red Violin come to Prince George

Elizabeth Pitcairn

It's not often that a musical instrument is as famous as its famous player.

But that's the case for violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn. She has a world-renowned partner in her Mendelssohn Stradivarius.

It's the same violin that inspired the Francois Girard film 'The Red Violin'.

It was made by Stradivarius in 1720 and bought for a then-16-year-old Elizabeth Pitcairn by her grandfather at Christie's London Auction House in 1990.

Now a celebrated violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn and her Strad (named Felix) travel and play all over the world. They're coming to perform with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Evan Mitchell later this month.

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