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Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil suspended amid sexual assault allegations

Posted: 3:15 PM, Jul 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-27 19:22:39Z

William Preucil, the Cleveland Orchestra's concertmaster, has been suspended following allegations of sexual assault raised in an article by The Washington Post .

André Gremillet, Executive Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, released the following statement:

“The Cleveland Orchestra was not aware of the allegations reported by The Washington Post about William Preucil in their July 26, 2018 article. We take this matter very seriously and will promptly conduct an independent investigation. Mr. Preucil has been suspended until further notice.”

Preucil became concertmaster for the orchestra in 1995. The concertmaster is the lead violinist of an orchestra.