The owner of the ‘General Dupont’ Stradvarius, a China-based millionaire, has been in touch through his New York dealer to say he’s upset by reports that his previous violin was left on a regional train in Germany.
Didn’t happen, he says. And Jennifer Koh last played his violin in 2011.
So it must have been a different violin. But evidence does seem to be pointing to Jennifer as the forgetful fiddler, since she played in Mannheim and Saarbrücken on the dates concerned.
We’ve tried to reach her for confirmation, but the silence is profound.
Happily, the violin is safe.