The French cellist Ophélie Gaillard was on her way to rehearsal at the Musee de l’orangerie in Paris yesterday when a thief grabbed her precious 1737 Francesco Goffriller cello, together with her Jean-Marie Persoit bow and her phone.
The incident took place close to her home in Pantin. The thief held a knife to her so Ophélie did not resist.
She is unhurt, but distraught.
The cello is on loan from a bank. It was in a dark red flight case.
Please share this post as widely as you can. Stop that thief and get Ophélie’s cello back.
We can do it.