April 28, 2016
Chicago Tribune | by John von Rhein
The Chicago-based Rachel Barton Pine Foundation has acquired a historic Stradivarius violin dating from 1732.
The instrument, known to rare violin fanciers as the “Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan” Stradivarius, was donated by its current owner, Joseph Sylvan, a violinist, pedagogue and former music professor at New Mexico State University, according to a statement by Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the foundation’s founder and president.
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