Pianist silences Turkish protest with poignant performance
Italian-born Turkish composer Yiğit Özatalay and Davide Martello, a German pianist, have been playing sonatas and classical favorites for the crowd since Wednesday.
Surrounded on all sides by protesters, it’s a truly a sight to behold, as the music temporarily silences and inspires the restless crowd.
Here’s a livestream of their concert.
The two are currently in the middle of a world tour.
“I brought the piano with my car.” Matrello told the Hürriyet Daily News. “I play at the squares for people’s freedom. I came here to support the demonstrations.”
“Our freedoms are being restricted,” Özatalay added. “I don’t accept this as an artist.” Here’s a clip of yesterday’s concert in Gezi Park.
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