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A Violin's Life: The "Lipinski" Stradivarius

A project in Milwaukee, WI by Frank Almond

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A recording based on the amazing provenance and history of the "Lipinski" Stradivarius violin, crafted in 1715.
Backers: 182
Average Pledge Per Backer: $183

Funded: $33,221 of $30,000
Dates: May 25th -> Jul 24th (60 days)
Project By: Frank Almond
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Latest News

Reward Announced

February 2nd - via:
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... (Read More)

Thanks to!

December 11th - via:
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, Frank  (Read More)

SiriusXM and Press update

July 24th - via:
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... (Read More)

The Latest

May 23rd - via:
Hello everyone, 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... (Read More)

Update, and some news

April 21st - via:
Dear backers, Just another quick update and some exciting news. All remaining rewards will be going out by the end of the month. Apologies for the slight delay, but we're waiting on some really beautiful posters. In the meantime, I'm happy to report... (Read More)

Another bonus

April 11th - via:
Dear backers, Today we launch the official online resource for A Violin's Life. It's much more comprehensive than the info in the booklet, so happy reading! Please go here and please post via FB/twitter if you like it! Posters and other rewards going... (Read More)

A big week.

April 7th - via:
Hello again- By now you all received the advance download link; in addition, the advance CDs have been mailed, and you'll be receiving it shortly if you have not already. If you like what you hear, please pre-order more on Amazon here. I'll post the... (Read More)

Almost there.

March 16th - via:
Dear friends and backers, By now all of you will have received a survey question via email asking for your contact info so we can supply your rewards. If you have not done so already please respond ASAP so we can send your stuff! We're still planning... (Read More)

A little taste.

January 27th - via:
Hi everyone, Now that editing's pretty much wrapped up I thought I'd post a couple of small samples from the Schumann Sonata and Lipinski Caprice. We're still shooting for an April release on AVIE and the rewards/advance downloads are also planned... (Read More)

Let the editing begin.....

December 9th - via:
Apologies for the delay in updating, but since we finished recording there hasn’t been a whole lot to report until we got all the material together. But now that everything’s collated and worked out, the real process of editing the recording has... (Read More)

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