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.
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
All times EST.
Hope you can catch at least one broadcast!
Many thanks again for making this happen-
I thought I'd post another quick update now that most rewards have been dispersed and the actual campaign is winding down. We got a little delayed on the posters but I'm sure you can imagine some of the logistics involved. With a very few exceptions I'm pretty confident we've sent everyone what they're entitled to, but if you haven't yet received something you expected, please message me directly and we'll deal with it ASAP.
There's been a tremendous response to the recording, for which I can't thank you enough. In addition to making the Billboard top 10 in the first week of release back in April, we've had some very kind words from the Strad, violinist.com, WFMT, and the Independent, among other news outlets. Some of you have heard snippets on Sirius/XM, which will also shortly be doing a more comprehensive program on AVL. More news on that when I get actual air dates.
Thanks so much again, and please tell everyone about aviolinslife.org.!
with best regards,