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A recording based on the amazing provenance and history of the "Lipinski" Stradivarius violin, crafted in 1715.
A recording based on the amazing provenance and history of the "Lipinski" Stradivarius violin, crafted in 1715.
182 backers pledged $33,221 to help bring this project to life.

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Home stretch for Vol. 2

Hello again,

As previous backers of A Violin's Life, you're no doubt aware of the Vol. 2 project we launched here a few weeks ago. We're 80% funded, thanks to many of you who have generously stepped up again.

If you've been hanging back, now's the time to put us over the top with 5 days left! I hope you've all had a wonderful summer and I look forward to sharing some good news with you shortly.

Many thanks for your consideration and support-

with much gratitude,


Vol. 2 Campaign Launched


Hello everyone,

After much preparation, the campaign for A Violin's Life, Vol. 2 has launched. Please check out the project here, and thank you for considering helping out again!

With much appreciation,

Frank A.

Reward Announced


Dear Backers,

No doubt you are all aware of the tragic event last Monday night in which the violin was stolen in an armed robbery. I wanted to make sure you are all aware of the $100,000 reward being offered, and I hope you will post/tweet/pass it on however you can.

Some of you have posted or sent me personal messages; the avalanche of support and concern has been heartening. I'm very grateful for that.

Hopefully any further posts will have better news, but thank you all again.

Frank Almond

Thanks to!


For including us in their Holiday Gift Guide. AVL makes a great gift any time of year.

Thank you all again for your continued support of this project. Stay in touch also through

All best regards,


SiriusXM and Press update

Hi everyone,

If you haven't seen them yet, AVL continues to get great press, including some nice reviews in The Strad, Strings Magazine, the Irish Times, and a nice mention in the New York Times. 

I also wanted to let you know that Sirius XM Radio will be broadcasting a program featuring interviews and excerpts from the CD, starting tomorrow night. It will be on Symphony Hall (channel 76) and times are:

Thursday 25th 7pm

Saturday 4pm

Sunday 6pm

Monday 10pm

All times EST.

Hope you can catch at least one broadcast!

Many thanks again for making this happen-


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