Ragin Wenk-Wolff opened her violin case yesterday and this is what she found.
She tells Slipped Disc: ‘Apparently this happens occasionally. No one is sure what caused it. It did not happen under any extreme conditions and not even while I was playing it or while it was manipulated. Thankfully not during a performance. The tail piece sure looks paper-thin where it broke. It is a 1689 Strad’.
Ragin has sent the instrument to a restorer and is awaiting diagnosis and a treatment estimate.
Has anyone else had this experience?
Here’s how the instrument sounds in action.