Sacked Vienna Phil principal appeals against dismissalmain
The Vienna Philharmonic principal cello who was fired from his teaching post at the University of Music six weeks ago for sexual misconduct has begun court proceedings against the university for unfair dismissal.
After a brief submission, the hearing was adjourned until October. At that time, the cellist will be required to present evidence of his earnings.
The musician concerned has been suspended from work at the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which are conducting a confidential joint investigation into whether the alleged misconduct also took place in their service.