From the Portland Herald:
When Mark O’Connor’s instrument shattered, he asked Jonathan Cooper to fix it.
By Bob Keyes [email protected]
The violin crashed to the floor with a sickening thud. Mark O’Connor knew right away the damage was severe, and it left him numb with grief. Since O’Connor first pulled a bow across its strings when the varnish was barely dry, the Maine-made violin has been an extension of his being.