A piano solo by a Tunisia beach survivor

A piano solo by a Tunisia beach survivor


norman lebrecht

July 07, 2015

The Manchester pianist David Schofield was among the holidaymakers at Sousse when an Islamist gunman began his deadly assault on the resort. David writes:


david scho

On Friday 26th June, I was in Tunisia staying at the Royal Kenz hotel with my girlfriend. We were sunbathing by the pool at our hotel (about 200 metres from the beach) when staff started to usher us inside. We started to make our way towards the hotel when a grenade went off. Nicole and I feel so incredibly lucky that we made the decision not to go to the beach that day and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.
We were able to get on one of the first flights back to the UK and since landing have wanted to help in some way. Being a concert pianist, I didn’t really know what I could do. After some thought I decided to record a charity single “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” which will be available exactly 2 weeks after the incident on Friday 10th. ALL profits are going to the Red Cross.