Andrew Ling, principal violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, plays the 'Macdonald' viola made by Italian artisan Antonio Stradivari in 1719, at Sotheby's gallery in Hong Kong April 4, 2014.... more 
Andrew Ling, principal violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, plays the 'Macdonald' viola made by Italian artisan Antonio Stradivari in 1719, at Sotheby's gallery in Hong Kong April 4, 2014. The rare Stradivari viola, considered to be one of the finest in existence, is expected to fetch more than $45 million in a sealed bids sale this spring, which would set a world record for the most expensive musical instrument ever sold. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY WEALTH) less 
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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 5:30 AM EDT