Thursday 14 December 2017

Pianist storms off stage over phone filming

ONE of the world's most renowned classical pianists walked out of a concert in anger because an audience member was filming him.

When he returned to the stage, Krystian Zimerman explained that he had lost contracts with record labels because audience members had already posted films of his performances on YouTube, the video-sharing website.

Zimerman, from Poland, who was performing at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen, western Germany, spotted someone filming him on their phone from a balcony. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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