The Cleveland Institute of Music is learning of The Cleveland Orchestra’s suspension of Massimo La Rosa at the same time as the public. We are not in a position to speculate about what led to their decision.According to a 2013 article in Inside Higher Ed, a report was filed against La Rosa with police at the University of Iowa in 2011. The victim claimed La Rosa groped her during a private lesson that he initiated, but the victim decided not to pursue criminal charges.
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