An international stolen instrument alert has been issued for a 1927 August Friedrich Herrmann violin – stolen from a Trenitalia Intercity train travelling between Rimini and Milano, in Italy, on Sunday the 5th of August, 2018.
At the time of the theft, the instrument was in a grey BAM carbon fiber high tech contoured case - which was covered in a black quilted case cover.
The instrument is valued at approximately US $25,000 - along with a $2000 gold mounted bow with a tortoiseshell frog.
"I entered into the train at Rimini station putting my violin right above me so I could see it ... about an hour into the train journey I was unable to keep my eyes open from exhaustion ... " the owner has told The Violin Channel.
"Upon arrival to Milano Centrale I realized my violin was missing from the upper-head compartment," she has said.
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