Cleveland Orchestra

Two additional women, violinists Emilia Mettenbrink and Raffaela Kalmar, have made allegations of sexual misconduct against violinist William Preucil, the concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and a now-former instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Their accusations were printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday.

The New York Philharmonic announced Sunday that it has taken action against two prominent musicians over unspecified "misconduct": the orchestra's principal oboist, Liang Wang, and its associate principal trumpeter, Matthew Muckey.

The orchestra said the decision came after a five-month internal investigation, led by a former federal judge. Both musicians dispute the Philharmonic's findings, and while the musicians' union reviews the orchestra's decision, the two have been placed on unpaid leave.

The 2018 class of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Roger Mastroianni

The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its principal trombone player, Massimo La Rosa, “as part of an ongoing independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct,” according to a statement from the orchestra.

The orchestra has formed a special committee made up of five members from its board of trustees to oversee the law firm's investigation.
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The Cleveland Orchestra hired a law firm to investigate allegations of sexual assault by its star violinist, William Preucil.

William Preucil
Cleveland Institute of Music

William Preucil has resigned his post as Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

His resignation over the weekend followed a Washington Post story that looked at incidents of sexual assault and harassment in the classical music world, and began with allegations that the renowned violinist sexually assaulted a student of his when he was a teacher at Miami's New World Symphony in 1998.

William Preucil has resigned his post as Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its concertmaster, Bill Preucil. The move happened one day after the Washington Post published a story in which the renowned violinist is accused of sexually assaulting a student of his when he was a teacher at Miami's New World Symphony in 1998. 

Updated, Dec. 21, 10:45 p.m. ET and Dec. 22, 12:09 p.m.: The responses of various orchestras to the allegations were added to this article.

The Associated Press has reported allegations of sexual assault against the famed conductor Charles Dutoit made by four women, in incidents that span from 1985 to 2010 and that took place in five different U.S. cities.