Concert violinist Iryna Krechkovsky just got very lucky.
The Irvine, Calif.-based musician had the chance to get her hands on one of the rarest instruments in the world – a $5 million Stradivarius.
According to the Orange County Register, Krechkovsky will get to keep the 324-year-old Baumgartner Stradivarius for three years.
Krechkovsky told the Orange County Register “its tone is sweet as dark chocolate.” That’s not very sweet, but we get what she’s saying.
The Huffington Post reports that the violin is one of 17 rare instruments loaned out every three years by the Canada Council for the Arts. Krechkovsky competed for a chance to score a rare instrument, and was chosen as a lucky recipient last fall.
Learn more about Krechkovsky here.