And Finally

Thursday 10 July 2014

Pianist may face jail over practice

Published 12/11/2013|11:36

  • Share
A pianist is facing possible jail time after claims her practice traumatised a neighbour

Spanish prosecutors want to send a young pianist to jail for over seven years after a neighbor accused her of causing psychological damage and noise pollution.

  • Share
  • Go To

The plaintiff - identified only as Sonia B - claims she suffered from noise contamination between 2003 and 2007 owing to the five-days-a-week, eight-hour practice sessions by Laia Martin, who lived below her in Puigcerda.

The 27-year-old, now a professional concert pianist, denies she played at home that often as she took regular classes in other towns.

El Pais newspaper said Sonia B told the court she now hates pianos and eventually moved house.

A Catalonia Justice Tribunal spokeswoman said the trial continues and is due to end on November 15.

Press Association

Read More




Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area


Meet Singles Now



Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in this section