The instrument went missing at the University of Cape Town between 20–21 April


Right: the missing cello

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A cello belonging to Babette Roosenschoon, a member of the Juliet Quartet and a cello lecturer at Stellenbosch University, has been reported missing in Cape Town, South Africa. The instrument is a full-sized honey-coloured 1970 Joachim Gräbner cello, with a label attached on the inside of the instrument. It was last seen in a padded black carrying case at the University of Cape Town, and went missing over the weekend of 20–21 April.

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Left: the missing cello. Right: a similiar model of carrying case to what the cello was last seen in.

‘It’s an instrument that I have had with me for over 25 years and of great sentimentality!’ said Roosenschoon.

It is advised to keep careful watch of cellos that have been listed for sale and to take note of anyone playing a newly acquired instrument. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Roosenschoon directly here

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