New York – A musician has been reunited with his 18th-century violin after he mistakenly left it in a New York City cab.
City taxi officials say a GPS device in the cab led to the quick return of the instrument to Korean violinist Hanh-Bin on Monday. The violin is valued at around $600 000.
The musician had taken a cab from Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts to his Chinatown apartment in lower Manhattan early on Monday morning.
He inadvertently left behind the violin and a credit card.
Hanh-Bin’s violin wasn’t the most expensive instrument ever to have been left in a New York City taxi.
In 2001, musician Lynn Harrell left behind a 328-year-old Stradivarius cello worth $4m.
In 1999, cellist Yo-Yo Ma forgot his $2.5m, 266-year-old cello.
Both instruments were eventually returned to their owners.