William Preucil

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 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.