Melanie Kupchynsky has been a violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years. She began playing the violin at the age of 4 and her first teacher was her father, known to everyone else as “Mr. K.” After her father's death, Kupchynsky co-wrote a book called Strings Attached, recounting the lessons learned from her father. Read an excerpt from the book, view photos, and listen to music clips.

The former child prodigy and world-renowned violinist joins us to discuss her forthcoming album, “Violin Lullabies,” a collection of 25 lullabies she interpreted and performed.