Paris pianist is named

The pianist who turned up this morning outside the Bataclan concert hall and played John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ on a grand piano that mysteriously materialised was named as Davide Martello from Konstanz, in Germany.

Click here to watch: Pianist performs Imagine

He turned up with a piano on a bicycle, played an emotional rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, and then left.German pianist Davide Martello performed at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris – where at least 80 people lost their lives last night.

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Davide Martello is known to Slipped Disc readers as a German artists who plays the piano in war zones. Read here.

On returning home, Davide posted this message:

Hi guys,

thank you for your mails. I just got back home in Germany safe and tired from a 24h drive. … Everything started in a irish pub in Konstanz while I was watching the soccer match between France and Germany. After I saw that insane violence I just followed my heart and went to Paris with my piano. This was one of my most touching moments in my life and I need to rest and reflect about what happened in this short time. I will responde you as soon as I can, I hope you guys understand

Davide

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  • Nice gesture… John himself is missed at times like this more than ever. May his vision never be forgotten. “You may say I’m a dreamer”, he sang – perhaps – but the truth is, whatever way, the world really is ultimately what we all make of it. Good luck to all of us.

  • He turned up with a piano on a bicycle, played an emotional rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’…

    What I’d really like to know is how he managed to get that piano on his bicycle.

  • Seems that no matter how well-intentioned a gesture, the cynics here will see an opportunity to harrumph as usual. Modern life, all right!

    • As you can see, Turchev and Borstlap couldn’t wait to prove -again- what pathetic jerks they are. All we need now is Osborne and his rant on the Vienna Philharmonic.

  • I thought that one of the rules of this blog was not to be abusive, nor insulting etc. Norman ? Hello ? … We have some Jihadists here …

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