What is with violinists and their carelessness these days?
[February 13, 2008]
[April 14, 2008]
And then, in today’s news, I read this:
A violinist who left his 285-year-old instrument in the back of a New York cab has played a concert to thank the driver who returned it to him.
The violin was valued at $4 million. The violinist Philippe Quint rewarded the taxicab driver with $100 and a 30-minute performance, plus tickets to his future show. Philippe Quint also nominated to the Grammy’s.
For someone of Quint’s stature, $100 is way too small a reward and smacks of extreme miserliness!
Maybe the next violinist who loses his violin on the train or taxicab better not even bother looking for it.