A pianist's spontaneous performance outside the Bataclan concert hall becomes one of the most shared responses to the Paris attacks

German pianist Davide Martello took to his piano after the attacks in the city which have left at least 129 people dead.

John Lennon piano Paris

A video posted on social media of a musician, surrounded by journalists and members of the public, playing a piano outside the Bataclan concert hall, has become a powerful symbol of the response to Friday's attacks on Paris. Over 80 people were killed during a concert by rock band Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan on Friday night - one of several attacks by militants thought to be linked to Islamic State.

His solo performance of John Lennon's song 'Imagine' was captured on a number of cameras and mobile phones. It has since been viewed over 100,000 times on social media.

Reports on social media say German street pianist Davide Martello arrived with a portable piano on his bike, and after performing the song, became overwhelmed with emotion as he left. 

Paris is still in a state of emergency following the late-night attacks on 13 November, which so far have left 129 dead and over 350 injured. Watch the pianist's performance below.  



Paris - I feel with you.Let's stand together for a free and peaceful world.

Posted by Klavierkunst on Saturday, 14 November 2015

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