The Halle loses a valued principal

The Halle loses a valued principal


norman lebrecht

September 01, 2017

We heat that Eva Thorarinsdottir, highly esteemed principal second violin of the Halle Orchestra, has quit her seat.

The official reason is she wants to play more chamber music.





  • Cynical Bystander says:

    “The official reason”? Are you implying there is some other reason?

  • Michael Evans says:

    The BEST reason! Did it myself from the BBCSO in 1959.

  • jonathan dunsby says:

    Look at her bio :

    She doesn’t want to be an orchestral player forever !

  • Robert W says:

    She is now Assistant Principal of the RLPO so she has returned to orchestral playing.