Spain’s supreme court dismisses case against ‘noisy’ pianist

Spain’s supreme court dismisses case against ‘noisy’ pianist


norman lebrecht

August 01, 2014

We’ve heard from Laia Martin, the young Spanish pianist who, for the past 11 years, has been pursued through the courts by a litigious neighbour who tried to have her jailed for noise pollution.

This week, the supreme court threw out the neighbour’s appeal against the Gerona court’s original verdict in favour of Laia. It seems likely that years of legal costs will be awarded against the prosecution.

Dear Norman (writes Laia), I want to share with you that I am happy because the appeal from accusation has been rejected by the Supreme Court! Thank you Norman! Best, Laia

She now hopes to travel to Baku, in Azerbaijan, where she will study for a doctorate with Oxana Yablonskaya.

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  • David Hutchings says:

    Excellent news. How ridiculous that it had to come this far.