Crime wave? A second oboe is stolen in Montreal

Crime wave? A second oboe is stolen in Montreal


norman lebrecht

August 22, 2014

Katherine Needleman, principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony, has asked us to share news of the theft of her instrument in Montreal.

A  month ago, we reporteda similar loss suffered by the New York player, Ron Cohen Mann. It could be that some criminal is stealing oboes to order. Katherine’s Yamaha was taken on Tuesday as she and her family were checking out of a Montreal hotel.

katherine needleman oboe

 Katherine is offering a $1000 reward for the return of the oboe and to either contact or Montreal Police at 514-393-1133with information or to claim the reward.







  • Haught Boy says:

    Katherine plays Yamaha I believe. All I can say is I feel sorry for the thief.

  • David Pickett says:

    To Haught Boy: Is it necessary to be so rude in public?

    Moderator: please remove his uncalled for, snotty and unfriendly comment.

  • Warrior says:

    This thief sounds pretty slick.
    Anyone know how much he charges for one oboe heist? There is an oboe in New York that needs to be stolen.

  • Declan Lewis says:

    Hey there, Haughty. Grow up and go learn stuff before throwing in your pathetic two cents worth. Do you know what it’s like for a musician to lose a beloved instrument to scummy thieves, uh? Can you do 20 per cent of what Ms Needleman? If not, then shut up.

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