All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘violin’

Lindsey Stirling, YouTube Sensation, Signs New Deal

In 2010, Lindsey Stirling was a quarterfinalist for NBC’s hit show, America’s Got Talent. At the time, her act was described as a “hip hop violinist”. Unfortunately, Stirling would be voted off the show during the quarterfinal round. While the news was devastating, it was anything but the end for Stirling: “After I got voted off the show, I was …

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Stradivarius Thieves Arrested, $6M Violin Recovered

A rare Stradivarius violin stolen on Jan. 27 has been recovered in Milwaukee. The instrument, crafted by Antonio Stradivari in 1715, is valued at $6 million dollars. Three individuals, described only as a 36 year old man, a 41 year old man, and a 32 year old woman were arrested Monday. They had stolen the violin from Frank Almond, concertmaster …

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Titanic Violin Sells for Record $1.5 Million

The violin played by band leader Wallace Hartley as the RMS Titanic sank was sold for $1.46 million at auction on Saturday, the highest price ever paid for a relic from the ill-fated ocean liner. Hartley and his band played “Nearer, My God, To Thee,” as passengers scrambled for lifeboats during Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage in 1912. The band sank …

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