Violin lost on London Underground is restored to owner

Violin lost on London Underground is restored to owner


norman lebrecht

March 27, 2014

No details yet, just these tweets from happy owner, Satoko Fukuda:


satoko fukuda


I was contacted reg a violin so I went with my heart in my throat. It’s mine, my tiger is back, Violin Found!!!! Still in utter shock!

Thank you kind Londoners for helping me to find my Violin!! Pls celebrate with me on Sunday.

Amazing!!! I am ready to collapse with relief!! So grateful to everyone, Londoners are incredible, best city in the world!

Violin Found!!! I can do my concert! Words cannot express my thanks for your support!!!


  • V.Lind says:

    I’d like to see a few details on this. I have limited patience with a violinist who “loses” (should we be reading “left”?) a valuable instrument on public transport. It’s not the same as an airline screwing up, or theft, or some incident that supersedes concerns about personal property. This sounds a lot like airhead carelessness.

    However, I am pleased at the happy ending, and hope the reward offered by Ms. Fukuda was paid, and generous.