Matthew Robinson rarely goes anywhere without his treasured violin.
The 17-year-old has a violin that was made hundreds of years ago.
The instrument was crafted in Germany in 1796.
“Sometime when I don’t have it with me I feel off,” Robertson told WTVR. “I feel like I’m missing something almost. It is just part of me.”
Robertson’s father said his son developed a knack for playing when he was young.
“He picked it up very quickly. He could read music before he could read [books],” said Cliff.
Robertson started playing when he was 5 years old and has never stopped.
He practices for three hours a day.