Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cellist Raphaël Merlin has instrument seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Customs officers at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, seized Raphaël Merlin’s cello on the morning of 27 April. The cellist was returning to his native France after a US tour with the Ébène Quartet. He has still not recovered the 1680 Andrea Guarneri instrument (pictured, with Merlin), which he has played for the past four and a half years.  More