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Valuable violin stolen from Swiss train

National News // Dec. 12, 2016

Thieves have stolen a violin worth CHF 1.5m from a violinist on a train from Geneva airport.

Jason Hollinger Valuable violin stolen from Swiss train
The renowned classical musician Pavel Vernikov was traveling home to Sion from Vienna when the violin was taken.

The instrument was taken while passengers changed at Geneva train station.

The violin dates from the 18th Century and was made by the master maker, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini. 

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