Unfortune situation also arise on the side of New Zealand String Quartet.
New Zealand String Quartet’s first violinist recovers from injury
March 7th, 2013
The New Zealand String Quartet’s first violinist Helene Pohl is recovering from a hand injury after being knocked off her bike in Wellington on 27 February. The accident happened when a motorist opened their car door without checking, causing Helene to swerve and fall off her bike. The fall resulted in a complex break to Helene’s left hand little finger which required plastic surgery. Helene is not expected to be able to play for at least eight weeks as the break heals.
Helene’s injury has had a significant impact on the Quartet’s performance schedule including its upcoming March South Island tour. Where possible concerts from this tour are being rescheduled for later in the year, including at Pen-y-bryn Lodge in Oamaru, Southminster Chapel, Te Anau and Barley Fields Estate in Wanaka.
full story on their official website - New Zealand String Quartet
Additional news from local press:
A cycling crash that broke the finger of a Wellington violinist could mean the New Zealand String Quartet having to cancel up to three months of bookings.
Pohl does not remember much of the collision, because of the speed with which it happened, but said she hit the car door and her finger took most of her weight when she landed.
Full story here.
Illustrated photos also published on their social network here http://www.facebook.com/NZStringQuartet/photos_stream
We encourage miss Helene Pohl good luck and for her fast recovery!