The Leipzig string quartet, deprived of its leader Stefan Arzberger who is delayed in New York on a charge of attempted murder, have co-opted Conrad Muck of the Petersen Quartet as stand-in first violin.
Arzberger is due to appear again in court mid-June.
Press statement from the quartet:
Due to the momentary situation we are very glad that CONRAD MUCK is our 1st violin for the upcoming concerts. He is well known and with great reputation for more than 20 years with the Petersen Quartet in this position.
We are working to expand our repertoire together. The last 4 concerts in Italy and Spain were very successful.