Rachel Harris of Ensemble Schirokko in Hamburg has suffered a devastating loss. Here’s what she tell us:
At around 10:45pm last Friday (15th March) I left my violin in the Munich S-Bahn (local train), which was then driven empty to the depot. Despite my immediate efforts to try and get it back, it has not yet turned up. I have been to all the lost and found places possible, and also to the police.
If this violin and also my baroque bow turns up, or is offered to you for sale (even possibly at an auction), then please contact either me (details at the bottom of this email) or the German police immediately. Attached are pictures of the violin. It was in a shaped case with a blue cover.
Inside the violin is written (as far as I can remember) “Anno 17… fecit Venetijs….. Cobetti”.
The snakewood bow is made by Ina Keller, the name is stamped on the stick at the heel.
Contact Rachel via the ensemble here