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4 February 2011

Paris -- Stolen Instruments by Dmitry Badiarov, an anonymous Italian baroque viola and several bows.

Following a burglary at Samantha Montgomery's home in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Paris) on the 31st of January, three instruments with four bows were stolen. They include:

1. a baroque viola (anonymous original, Italian 18thC) restored by Claire Ryder -in a black case, with a baroque viola bow by Daniel Latour and a gamba bow by Craig Ryder.
2. a violoncello da spalla (Dmitry Badiarov, 2003) in an aluminium case with brown leather cover , with a classical viola bow by Daniel Latour;
3. a baroque violin (Dmitry Badiarov, 1997/98?) in a blue case, with a baroque violin bow by Daniel Latour

I have not been able to locate pictures of the violin because some of my old backup CDs are no longer readable for technical reasons.

Pictures of the violoncello da spalla, labelled Dmitry Badiarov, 2004. N.B. Taken with a cheap pocket camera there is a pronounced close-up deformation, specially evident in the picture of the top of the instrument. Otherwise these pictures are sufficiently informative.

Pictures of the viola and bows: 

Please, contact me if you see anything alike these items.
My mobile phone number is +31 6 1125 7695

The owner can be reached at:
+33 (0)1 4866 3403 home
+33 (0)6 6489 2999 mobile

I hope this story has the happy end soon and the instruments come back to their owner.


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