In August, Frank Almond will record an album based on the history of the “Lipinski” Stradivarius violin he plays. To support his effort, he launched a Kickstarter project, which was successfully funded (and went over the target amount). Watch Frank’s Kickstarter video (on the right) and learn more about the violin he’ll be playing.
At 17, Frank Almond was one of the youngest prizewinners in the history of the Nicolo Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy, and five years later was one of two American prizewinners at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Frank Almond is concertmaster at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the MSO after holding positions as Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur. Other Guest Concertmaster appearances have included the Seattle Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, and the Grand Tetons Music Festival.
Frank continues an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances in the US and abroad including appearances with the Ojai Festival, Frankly Music, An die Musik, the Nara Academy in Nara, Japan, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Music in the Vineyards, and various solo appearances with orchestras.
We are thrilled that Frank and his violin will be joining us again this year!
Frank Almond plays in Cotuit on July 31, and in Chatham August 1.