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Theft alert: Four youth orchestra members are robbed at Prades

July 30, 2017 by norman lebrecht

9 comments.


The viola player Camille Bonamy has issued an appeal to watch out for four stolen instruments. They were burgled from Camille, 18, and three other players – Elie Hackel, Luka Ispir, Lisa Strauss – while they appeared with the French Youth Orchestra (Orchestre francais des jeunes) at the Casals Festival at Prades on the night of 28-29 July.

 

The instruments are:
A 1903 Italian Monterumuci violin, on loan from a German foundation. Stolen wthout its case.

A Polish made violin, Krupa Fecit, 2016.

A French viola, Friedrich Alber, 2015, avec deux archets dont un de Doriane Bodart (2014). Grey case.

A French cello, Frank Ravatin, 2001. White case.

Camille asks for this message to be shared ‘to the maximum’.


Comments (9)

  1. Holly Golightly says:

    Ah, the joys of “the migrants” where the Mafia has been the only winner. Too bad. You’re going to lose a lot more that your musical instruments, I’m betting.

  2. Patrick says:

    I certainly hope your readers didn’t need to have the name of the youth orchestra translated into English.

    1. Wai Kit leung says:

      I have seen a reader of this blog who couldn’t spell “Johann” as in Johann Sebastian Bach correctly (that person spelt it “Johan”)

      1. Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

        So what? In French it spells Jean-Sébastien.
        Even the ones who could spell Johann know nothing about “great and excellence”.

        1. Wai Kit Leung says:

          Well, I expected a faculty member of a well-known conservatory to be able to spell Bach’s first name in its original language. I was wrong though, as that person also couldn’t spell Wiener (she spelt it Weiner).

          1. HKOboist says:

            Perhaps that person should have written “whiner” – that would have described you better.

          2. Peter Gross says:

            To be fair, the New York politician Weiner’ is pronounced ‘Wiener’…

          3. Wai Kit Leung says:

            The famous Weiner the wiener …

  3. Peter Gross says:

    Ummm, ‘Krupa fecit’ means ‘Krupa made it’ in Latin; but I think there are a few Polish violin makers sharing that surname…


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