A violinist plays for France in Trafalgar Square

A violinist plays for France in Trafalgar Square


norman lebrecht

November 15, 2015

The Square was crowded for a spontaneous solidarity rally last night.

violinist trafalgar square

The player was an Israeli student at the Royal College of Music, Bar Markovich.


  • Fred Obelisk says:

    There is a trio of musicians called “THE PASSAPORT” that frequents that area. They have Youtube videos. The mystery man looks very much like one of The Passaport members. I could be wrong.

  • Peter says:

    This is the young Israeli Bar Markovich.

  • Marg says:

    On ABC News 24 TV in Australia this morning we saw a clip of a French guy towing his grand piano behind him on a bicycle (strong legs!) and then he set it up and played John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. Im not sure where in Paris it was but was one of the main spots where people are meeting, leaving flowers, candles etc. Wonderful gesture of solidarity.

  • Marg says:

    Just found a posting further down the blog on this. And he was German, not French.