The people who have paid for entry deserve to hear the concert undisturbed too.
“Mr Zimerman drew attention to a serious problem - that these pieces are available, and free of charge [on the internet] is an act of theft.
Despite being cheered loudly by the audience, he declined to perform an encore.
Franz Ohnesorg, the festival’s director, told The Daily Telegraph he sympathized with the pianist: “For any sensitive musician it is a disturbance to be filmed without permission.
A spokeswoman for the piano festival said it had not been possible to identify the audience member concerned.
She told the Daily Telegraph: "He was filming, I believe on an i Phone, and was in the middle of a block of seats so it was not possible to remove him during the performance.
It's not possible and not a nice thing to do." The pianist played to the end of the concert after the interruption, the spokeswoman said.Earlier, in November 2016, he will have returned to his beloved piano improvisations, for Fritz Lang’s film he recounts.«Deriving inspiration, like Wagner, from Germanic and Scandinavian legends, the film tells the story of Siegfried, son of the king of Nederland, who forges himself a magical sword, slays a terrifying dragon, becomes invulnerable by bathing in its blood, and seizes the treasure of the dwarves, the Nibelungen…».Highlights of 2017 include concerts in London’s Wigmore Hall and Kings Place, Zurich’s Tonhalle, West Cork, Ryedale, Resonances and Ernen festivals, and collaborations with Adrian Brendel, Philippe Graffin, Pekka Kuusisto, Alexander Melnikov, Pieter Wispelwey, the Doric String Quartet, Meta4 and the Nash Ensemble among many.Alasdair is renowned as a sincere musician and intrepid programmer.