A stolen antique violin, estimated to be worth €100,000 (almost $110,000) and which had been missing for months, was found in the most unexpected of places, the Le Parisien paper reported on Thursday.
Italian maestro Enrico Tedde, who plays in the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, was crushed after his violin was snatched from him on a train last November.
“He really talked to her,” said Jean-Louis Gavatorta, the orchestra’s administrator, describing the Italian’s relationship with his pride and joy.
Tedde’s instrument was a special one, dating from the late 19th century. He bought it from legendary Venetian craftsman Giulio Degani 15 years ago. After the incident on the train, the maestro was certain that his violin was lost forever.