From John Walz, principal cellist of Los Angeles Opera:
This is a post I’d hoped I’d never have to write, but I need to get the word out there. Yesterday I checked into my hotel in San Diego, went out to dinner, and when I came back, my room had been broken into, everything stolen – including my cello. I’m still in shock, friends have been wonderful!!! Though apparently the San Diego police don’t think this is important enough to even send one officer over to the hotel to take a report.
The instrument is a 2010 Mario Miralles.