A $95,000 (52,780) violin lost by a Pennsylvania musician has been found in a New York alley.

The An 18th-century BARTOLOMEO CALVAROS (corr) violin was reported missing early last week (beg12APR04) after HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA first-chair violinist ODIN RATHNAM left it in a bar.

The rare violin was found by police in an alley behind the bar.

Rathnam says, "I'm the luckiest man alive. This is like a reunion.

"When you finally learn to play and find an instrument you're compatible with, it's a relationship. You feel like you lost a loved one when you lose it."

20/04/2004 02:23