Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 27, 2011.

Update #2

First notes on the Stradivarius

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On the last day of May, I got a chance to play my first notes on the 1716 Milstein Strad. I only had 45 minutes to 'play' with the violin - and my good friend Cooper Bates captured my very first attempts to make music on this unparalleled instrument, as well as my child-like glee in responding to the violin. I'm so happy to be able to share this moment with you.

I'm so thrilled that our project has reached the 50% mark with such amazing time, and I can't wait for you to hear the complete project in Disney Hall! I'm beyond grateful for all the support, but we still have a ways to go! Please tell your friends, circulate/tweet/facebook the project, and I'll post more updates as we go along!

This violin is a dream. Perfection embodied, an old soul - within it, I can feel the heartbeat of the masters - of Nathan Milstein, my hero. I still can't believe I get a chance to play on this violin, and I can only strive to create something worthy of this violin's legacy, of the incredible music I'm playing, and, above all, worthy of your support.

I can't wait for you to hear it in Disney Hall!  

Very best wishes,

Robert

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      Creator Dantes Rameau on June 28, 2011

      yes. that's sounds amazing gupta.

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      Creator Zach Dellinger on June 17, 2011

      I can hear Milstein I swear to god!!

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      Creator Zach Dellinger on June 17, 2011

      Damn!!!!!!!!!!!! That fiddle.....

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      Creator Vivek Gupta on June 6, 2011

      God Bless.......Dad

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      Creator Jean Linington (deleted) on June 5, 2011

      What a wonderful video....loved your reaction to your fabulous instrument!

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      Creator Simon Lewis on June 4, 2011

      Beautiful on so many levels, Robert. Congratulations, and also Cooper's photos and the whole presentation. simon

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      Creator Nirmal Pal on June 4, 2011

      Sounds excellent. Congratulations, Robert.

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      Creator Vivek Gupta on June 4, 2011

      God Bless

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      Creator Yancey Strickler on June 4, 2011

      Congratulations Robert. It sounded beautiful.

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