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How to react when a string breaks mid-performance

January 12, 2016

Violinist Maximilian Simon remains as cool as a cucumber when his E string breaks midway through a recent performance of Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Jenaer Philharmonie. Calmly he swaps his instrument with the orchestral leader’s, and continues playing. Later, the leader hands back Simon’s newly-strung instrument as the performance continues.

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