It's every violinist's worst nightmare... As soloist Rómulo Assis was performing the final movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Orquestra do Norte, conductor Nuno Côrte-Real's enthusiastic gesticulation knocked the instrument from his hands and sent it crashing to the ground.

The incident took place at a concert in Amarante, Portugal on 11 June 2016. The instrument, a Nicholas Lupot, sustained a long crack, but is thought to be repairable.

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