Violinist Johnny Gandelsmanwas born in Moscow into a family of musicians. His father Yuri is a professor of viola here at Michigan State University. His mother Janna is a pianist, and his sister Natasha is a violinist as well.
Johnny Gandelsman is well known for his roles in the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and the multi-faceted Silk Road Ensemble, two of today’s notable stereotype-defying music groups.
For centuries, the Stradivarius Violins have been acknowledged as fine instruments, whose work is set as a standard by all violin makers. The instrument was made by Antonio Stradivarius at Cremona, Italy, in 1690s.
Now with radiology technology, members from MSU Radiology department and Mid-Michigan MRI, Inc., are able to scan and look at the inside of the instrument without opening it. Current State's Peter Whorf take us to see how art and science come together.