When your conductor gets a little too close to your priceless 17th century violin…

This shocking video shows exactly what happens when you’re pushed for space on that stage.

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Violinist Romulo Assis was hammering his way through the Tchaikovsky concerto when conductor Nuno Côrte-Real’s left hand makes contact with the instrument.

How heart-stopping is this? The concert itself took place last week, and since then the video has been viewed over 70,000 times - proof that, when it comes down to it, some people just want to see expensive items hit the floor.



According to comments on The Violin Channel , the violin escaped basically unhurt except for needing a new bridge. Phew.