Concertmaster’s broken violin ‘may never sound the same again’main
Good news and bad from Hong Kong.
The Sinfonietta concertmaster, James Cuddeford, has been discharged from hospital without lasting damage after falling off stage in the middle of a concerto on Saturday, landing on top of his violin.
News of the instrument is less happy. A violinist in the orchestra who picked it up after the accident tells Slipped Disc that ‘the violin is pretty badly damaged with two long cracks on the top and a gash on the top right rib… It will need major repairs (and may never sound the same again). James must be heartbroken.’