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Stolen Stradivarius Returns to Stage


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Frank Almond, returned to the stage this past Monday with the 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius in hand.  Both Frank and the Stradivarius violin received a standing ovation before the performance even began.

Frank Almond played the recently recovered Lipinski Stradivarius violin for a packed house at the Wilson Center for Arts in Brookfield.

The violin, which is valued at nearly $5 million, was stolen back in January and was finally recovered last week.  This was the first performance since the violin had been recovered.  Both Frank and the Stradivarius violin received a standing ovation before the performance even began.

You can read the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel’s story about the 300-year-old Stradivarius here.