Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Antique cello returned safely

A rare cello has been returned to its owner after it was stolen.
Cello returned back to its owner
An antique cello that was stolen over three months ago before its owner was about to give a performance has been recovered.

Rosy Hunt, a celebrated cellist, was momentarily distracted by her young daughter when an opportunistic thief snatched the $80,000 (approximately £51,257) musical instrument, reported the Herald Sun.

The rare French heirloom, which was acquired by Ms Hunt in the 1950s while she was a student in Paris, has accompanied the musician most of her professional life.

Although she was heartbroken, her fighting spirit was not diminished and she embarked on a campaign to find her beloved cello.

"It has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, has toured internationally and has been used in some competition winning performances," she said.

"My adrenaline kept me going ... I just wanted it back."

Luckily, the instrument was returned in perfect condition and hadn't been damaged.

Meanwhile, last month it was revealed an aspiring cellist would be learning her trade on a 100-year-old violin.

Lauren Shireff has been loaned the instrument by the Tweed Music Centre, reported the Berwick Advertiser.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801255748-ADNFCR Posted on 5 Jan 2012 10:25 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

24 Mar 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over

15 Mar 2017 13:49
thumbnail

After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.

14 Mar 2017 13:39
thumbnail

Cutting edge interfaces designed to bring the latest in audio recording technology, the pair have been produce professional grade audio quality upon every use

26 Jan 2017 15:13
thumbnail

Palmer's popular pocket amp series extended with bass version

29 Jul 2016 15:43
thumbnail

PreSonus add three new mixers to their StudioLive range.

14 Jun 2016 16:32

Recent Music News

thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43
thumbnail

Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results

17 Mar 2017 14:53