Totenberg’s Stradvarius will be heard again

Totenberg’s Stradvarius will be heard again


norman lebrecht

March 11, 2017

A precious violin, stolen from the Boston teacher Roman Totenberg in 1980 and recovered after the death of the thief, has been restored and is ready to be played once more.

AP reports: Mira Wang, a violinist who immigrated to the United States from China 30 years ago to study under Totenberg, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13, and more performances after that are possible.

More here.


  • daveferre says:

    Great news about the violin!

    For the curious, a photo of Roman in Warsaw from 1932 (far right):

  • Fiddle Faddle says:

    Here Totenberg playing his wonderful violin, from this 1976 Boston recital: