Unless you’ve been in some sort of personal media blackout, it’s difficult to avoid all of the news surrounding the discovery and return of the Lipinski Stradivarius last weekend. In addition to performing a special recital on 2/10/2014, the Lipinki’s current steward, violinist Frank Almond, has started talking about the event now that the investigation is wrapping up.
In what one can only imagine had to be one hell of an itch to finally scratch, Almond gave in interview to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s John Diedrich and Daniel Bice that was subsequently published in the paper’s 2/11/2014 edition. He also gave a Q&A at the Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon that same afternoon.
There’s a good account of the latter event in the 2/12/2014 edition of OnMilwaukee.com in an article by Matt Mueller where Almond recounts just how dull it is to go through the process of getting eliminated as a suspect along with confirming that he did, indeed, recover his bows that were taken along with the Strad.
It’s a relief to see something that could have gone so terribly wrong resolve on a bright note. If nothing else, this business always manages to grow quite a bit of beauty from even the tiniest slivers of sunlight.