Now THIS is how you replace a violin string mid-concerto

12 January 2016, 11:11

violin string snap

Watch this cool-headed soloist do exactly the right thing in one of the most stressful concert situations imaginable.

You know when you’re playing Britten’s violin concerto and your E-string snaps? Yeah, course you do.

Well, violinist Maximilian Simon managed to style it out impeccably at a concert last week when his errant string twanged itself in twain after a particularly hearty pizzicato.

And how did he react? Like an absolute pro:

via slippedisc

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