June 5, 2013

Pianist Krystian Zimerman storms out over phone recording

240px-Krystian_Zimerman_2004.jpg 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.

quotemarksright.jpgKrystian 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.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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