UPDATE: The wife who smashed 54 violins

UPDATE: The wife who smashed 54 violins


norman lebrecht

July 27, 2017

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.



  • Mark Henriksen says:

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

  • 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.

  • Wai Kit Leung says:

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

  • Sue says:

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

  • divatori says:

    I want to do what he did to deserve such a huge revenge!