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German Customs Officials Seize Second Old Master Violin
"On Sept. 28, German violinist Yuki Manuela Janke, concertmaster at the Staatskapelle Dresden, was carrying a 1736 Stradivarius when she flew in to Frankfurt Airport, and customs officers seized it," demanding €1.18 million in duty. The instrument was ultimately released, reportedly on the direct order of Germany's finance minister. Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo) 10/10/12
Posted October 10, 2012 12:50 AM




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