Vienna quavers over suspended Philharmonic playermain
A Vienna tabloid newspaper today named the instrument of a musician who has been suspended by the Staatsoper and the Philharmonic for misconduct.
Slippedisc.com, which broke the story, has undertaken along with other media not to publish any information that might disclose the man’s identity until the Staatsoper and the Philharmonic have completed their internal investigation.
The inquiry was triggered by the man’s dismissal last week from his position as lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts (mdw). The university’s rector Ulrike Sych said in a statement yesterday that the man’s actions had violated ‘human dignity and rights’ and his removal was ‘not negotiable’.