Matt Haimovitz has come up with a semi-happy ending for one of the week’s horror stories:
My student finally found her cello, no thanks to Air Canada. The airline kept insisting that they could not find the cello. My student decided to go to the Toronto Airport in order to reach someone face to face. To her astonishment, her cello was lying on the floor along with a pile of other delayed baggage for anyone to take. When she opened the travel case, she discovered that the cello has a new crack running down the side of the instrument.
UPDATE: the power of Slipped Disc. Air Canada have contacted us on twitter and we have linked them to Matt. Hopeful we’ll get a resolution. message read: @NLebrecht Hello Norman, could you give us a follow and DM us additional info so we can get in touch with the student in question?