Wednesday February 13th, 2013
TSA breaks top cellist's bow (The Strad)
A rare Heinrich Knopf bow belonging to Alban Gerhardt was damaged by security officers as he entered the US. In what the cellist called Ďan act of brutal and careless behaviourí, the bow stick (left) was snapped in two, over the bridge of the cello, by air security staff at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, as they examined the caseís contents.