Woman takes Skype call during violin recital

Woman takes Skype call during violin recital


norman lebrecht

November 11, 2015

From Daniel Hope:

First time for everything: at last night’s (private) concert in Brussels, a lady not only received a Skype call during the encore, but actually took it. Holding up her phone, laughing and declaring in a defiant tone: “Haha, yes he’s still playing. LOOK!”. My thanks to the large, irate and music-loving gentlemen sitting next to her, who not only disarmed her of the offending device but gave her a scolding I am sure she will never forget. Huge Applause.



  • Daniel Greenhouse says:

    There’s an important piece of information missing: What was the encore?

  • J. says:

    Cellphones = monkey business.

  • David says:

    If only more people would ‘disarm’ annoying cellphone users.

  • Pavel says:

    I’m sure she was from a former soviet country! I’ve observed this scene so many times when I was there!