They Say The Music World Is Small, But… Wow.

A rare Eugenio Praga violin that was stolen in Montana from Turtle Island String Quartet violinist Evan Price has been recovered intact in a police sting operation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. “The violin was feared gone forever because, as with the art world, legitimate instrument buyers want documented provenance and the black market is hard for inexperienced thieves to access. In this case, the would-be seller phoned a dealer thousands of kilometres away and had the misfortune of finding a personal friend of the instrument’s former owner.”