Concerto disaster: String goes slack as soloist plays first downbowmain
This is an extraordinary misfortune to befall one of the world’s top violinists. Leonidas Kavakos waits through the orchestral introduction to Mozart’s concerto K216 in Helsinki. His entry is perfectly timed. But atmospheric conditions have caused the E string to go slack.
Here’s what happened.
Cool as a Finn (which he’s not), Kavakos retunes and starts again.