Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams
8 November 2016, 14:53
Cellist Kian Soltani was mid performance of Dohnanyi’s Serenade when something happened that haunts cellists nightmares… he dropped his bow
Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio is one of the trickest pieces ever written for string trio, so obviously what you really want to happen part-way through is a major bowing mishap.
But when Kian Soltani literally hurled his bow across the stage during this performance, rather than curl into an embarrassed ball (as we probably would have done), he styled it out and recovered like a pro.
Watch a cellist majestically recover from an epic bow fail
This could have brought the performance to an early end…