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.’