Orchestra suspends flute over child abuse chargesmain
The Athens State Orchestra (KOA) has begun disciplinary proceedings against Panayiotis Drakos, a flute player who was arrested this week on charges of abusing three girls aged nine to eleven.
In a statement, the orchestra said the Greek music community was shocked by the ‘abhorrent’ nature of the alleged offences. Panayiotis Drakos, 60, is a full-time flute player and teacher.
He has been referred to as ‘the most important flute soloist in the country’.