US violinist gets hold of another Stradmain
The enterprising Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine has acquired a 1732 Stradivarius violin for her Foundation, which loans out fine instruments to up-and-coming soloists.
The ‘Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan’ Strad came to Rachel as a gift from retired New Mexico music professor Joseph Sylvan, who inherited it from his father.
Rachel herself plays a 1742 Guarnerius. Her foundation has helped more than 70 artists.