Yesterday evening (29-11-08) my trial-violin and 3 bows were stolen while travelling from Dordrecht to The Hague after a concert.
The violin is labelled Georg Klotz, Mittenwald, 1770 and has a lion head-scroll and a rather large corpus.
The bows are: a modern bow (unlabelled, attributed to Tourte) with tortoiseshell frog, a classical bow by Keith Sleeman with ivory frog, and a baroque bow (unlabelled, by Percy Bryant), also with ivory frog.
All this was in a dark blue square violin case with brown edges.
If you happen to come across one of these things or have a useful clue about it, could you PLEASE let me know asap?
Also, I’d like to ask you to forward this mail to as many musicians as possible.