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Young musician visits three Willmar, Minn., schools


Not many kids in rural Minnesota can say they've been in the same room as a Stradivarius violin, much less heard it played by a person who seems to have been born to hold it.

Orchestra students in Willmar got the chance Monday when 17-year-old prodigy violinist Chad Hoopes performed for them on a violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1713.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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