The violin belonged to well-known violinist Roman Totenberg who sadly passed away in 2012 before the instrument resurfaced in 2015, some 35 years after it was stolen.
A priceless violin that was missing for decades has returned to the concert stage in New York. The 236-year-old Stradivarius, likely to be worth millions of dollars, was stolen from a renowned Polish violinist Roman Totenberg back in 1980.
The violin was found in 2015 and now it's making music once more.
"It means a great deal to me that I can use the violin, to be the first one who would bring it to the public," Mira Wang, one of Totenberg's students, said.
"There's a complication in the emotions, there's a pressure, there's joy, there is a lot of sorrow that he could never see this or hear this and I wish he was with us," Wang added.
TRT World 's Matthew Symington has the story.