Malaysian wins international award for making medieval music instrument

Tan says nacre, or mother-of-pearl, and animal bones are used as decorations on handmade violins. Photos: Andrew Tan

Despite it being his first attempt at making a hurdy gurdy from scratch, Andrew Tan won the top prize at a competition recently, much to his own surprise.

A hurdy gurdy is a medieval European instrument and Italy-based luthier Tan clinched the gold award for his replication of the instrument at the Malta International Baroque Instruments Competition in January.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 53
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In People

South African teens build solar train as power cuts haunt commuters
Few Gen Zers understand climate impact of meat consumption, study shows
Malaysian woman fasts for 1,232 days for religious purposes, eating on alternate days
Helping people to die: Europe leads the way
Death-related careers sparking interest among young people in the US
Fresh, healthy meals: Cooking groups are helping men cope with loss
Malaysian great-grandma sews floor mats from fabric scraps to keep active
Why Kate faces daunting task of following Diana as Princess of Wales
The queen, as imagined – from punk rock to mystery novels

Others Also Read