June 5, 2013
Pianist Krystian Zimerman storms out over phone recording
One of the world's leading pianists has surprised concertgoers by storming off stage because a fan was filming his performance on a smartphone. The BBC reports.
Krystian Zimerman, 56, returned moments later and declared: "The destruction of music because of YouTube is enormous."
He carried on with his recital, but chose not to perform an encore and cancelled a post-concert reception.
The Polish pianist joins several high-profile musicians who have spoken out against filming.
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