The moral of the story is don’t loan your Stradivarius violin to anyone!
Can you really believe that someone would loan their Stradivarius to someone?
Can you believe someone would lose a Stradivarius that they had borrowed?
A Swiss musician could have been playing his swan song last week after he left a Stradivarius violin, worth millions of dollars, on a train. But the priceless string instrument, which violinist Alexander Dubach was merely borrowing from a friend, quickly appeared at a Swiss lost-and-found office. After a five-day search, it was finally returned to its rightful owner.
Dubach left the instrument on a commuter train when he got off in Bern, Switzerland last Friday. A fellow passenger, Pascal Tretola, picked up the violin and turned it in to the train station’s office on Sunday. Tretola, suspecting it was valuable, told the AFP: “There were some drunks in the train, which is why I took the violin case to make sure nothing happened to it.”
Staff searched relentlessly for the owner, resorting to reviewing…
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