'The Lipinski': A BBC Documentary On The Stradivarius Violin Robbery And Recovery

Jan 1, 2015

MSO concertmaster Frank Almond was robbed after a concert last winter of his priceless Stradivarius Lipiński violin in Milwaukee, creating international headlines.
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As you may remember, Milwaukee made international headlines last winter when the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, Frank Almond, was tasered in a parking lot after a performance and the instrument he plays, the Lipinski Stradivarius violin, was stolen from him.

Late last fall, the BBC contacted the Lake Effect staff to let us know a documentary about that incident, and about the violin itself, was being produced, and asked for our help. This is that documentary.

Peter Curran is the producer and presenter of The Lipinski, and it's available on the BBC World Service website for the next month.