Eliane Rodrigues came on stage in Rotterdam and opened her recital with Chopin, only to find that the pedals on her Steinway were dead.
No-one can play Chopin without sustained notes. Eliane called out for help – in Dutch.
Nobody backstage seemed to hear.
So she sat at the keyboard and started playing non-pedal pieces.
Eventually, stage crew came to take the piano away. Eliane carried on playing, even as it disappeared below stage. She was not giving up without a fight.
You have to see this performer.