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    ’After breaking the speed limit a few times, we eventually arrived hot, sweaty and stressed’ - more wedding gig disaster stories

    2022-08-05T12:51:00Z

    At the time of year when many string players are spending their weekends performing at weddings, we share the best wedding gig disaster stories from The Strad’s readers and followers

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    Violin accident: what to do when your bow flies out of your hand

    2016-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Sara Delić loses control of her bow - which threatens to go flying - during a performance of Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.Watch: A bow hair disasterWatch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster

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    Shostakovich cello tailpiece explosion

    2016-07-04T00:00:00Z

    During a rehearsal with the Kislovodsk Philharmonic Orchestra, cellist Alexander Buzlov's energetic rendition of Shostakovich's First Concerto is too much for his tailpiece, which flies off. Buzlov continues the rehearsal with a borrowed instrument some time later.Watch: A violin bow hair disasterWatch: Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece ...

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece disaster

    2016-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Violist Yuri Bashmet reacts with admirable calm and humour when his tailpiece detaches itself from his instrument mid-performance. Watch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster Watch: A bow hair catastrophe

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    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster

    2015-10-12T00:00:00Z

    Page-turner Anna Reszniak manages to prevent a performance by violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt at Sendesaal Bremen from descending into complete chaos by catching pages falling in all directions. Watch: A bow hair disaster

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    A bow hair disaster

    2015-03-02T00:00:00Z

    A violinist is taken by surprise when the majority of her bow hair suddenly detaches from the point - midway through a performance of Kreisler's Tambourin Chinois. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single ...