UPDATE: The wife who smashed 54 violins

July 27, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The original video of the alleged marital revenge raid appeared on Slipped Disc a year ago.

Watch it here.

The aggrieved luthier has now been confirmed to be Daniel Olsen Chen, 62, a Norwegian based in Nagoya.

His arrested wife, Midori, is described in Chinese media as being ethnic Chinese.

One of the smashed violins is an Amati.


Comments (4)

  1. Mark Henriksen says:

    My condolences to the poor guy. Have to rank his ex right up there with Lorena Bobbit.

  2. Dan P. says:

    I take it that his wife is neither the famous violinist Midori, nor the also famous adult movie actress that goes by the same name.

  3. Wai Kit Leung says:

    A crazy wife is every bit as dangerous as a crazy oboist

  4. Sue says:

    Are you sure this isn’t the name of an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti?

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