Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

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A 19th Century violin has been taken out of a collection of historic instruments held by Oxford University and sent to a young Syrian musician living as a refugee.

Aboud Kaplo, 14, was forced out of his home in Aleppo and is now living in Lebanon.

Film-maker Susie Attwood came across Aboud and saw his passion for music, but also his lack of an instrument.

Oxford University has now lent the teenager the restored violin.

The German-made violin is part of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, which has more than 2,000 examples of…

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