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V.com weekend vote: Do you have instrument insurance?

December 8, 2019, 9:17 PM · What is your experience with insuring your instrument? Do you have insurance? Is it something you've been meaning to do, but just haven't done? If you have it, what company or policy do you use? Have you ever had to make a claim? Was your claim covered as expected? Please participate in the vote and then share any experience you have, insuring your instrument and using that insurance.

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$10,000 Violin Among Six Instruments Stolen from University of Wisconsin Lockers

December 6, 2019, 2:02 PM · Six instruments valued at $28,000 were stolen from lockers in the Humanities building at the University of Wisconsin, Madison over Thanksgiving break, according to Madison.com.

One is a $10,000 violin belonging to music performance major Samantha Carter, 22, of Milwaukee. The violin was made in 2012 in Chicago by Jeremy Koons and Mike Lochner and had won a Certificate of Merit for Tone from The Violin Society of America. It is in an oblong Angel case with dark green velvet interior.

2012 Koons and Lochner violin that was stolen over Thanksgiving break from violinist Samantha Carter. The violin now has a custom chinrest, as in the picture above.
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André Rieu to Fund Music Lessons for 1,000 Children in the Netherlands

December 5, 2019, 9:38 PM · Violinist André Rieu has donated €425,000 (the equivalent of about $470,000) to Youthfund Culture Limburg to fund music lessons for a year for 1,000 children in his home province of Limburg in the Netherlands. Rieu said he would like to give children who can't afford music lessons the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument. Keep reading...

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For the Record, Op. 103: Cellist Gautier Capuçon + pianist Yuja Wang; violist Viacheslav Dinerchtein

December 5, 2019, 1:50 PM · Welcome to "For the Record," Violinist.com's weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Franck, Chopin
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Yuja Wang, piano

Cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Yuja Wang perform two works by Chopin: his Sonata in A Major and his Polonaise brillante in C Major; as well as Franck’s Sonata in A Major, a transcription by the 19th-century cellist Jules Delsart of the Belgian composer’s violin sonata. BELOW: Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang perform Chopin's Cello Sonata in G Minor: III. Largo

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