This practice room story will restore your faith in humanity

A violinist was practising in Moscow with the windows open when some fellow musicians decided to join in…

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Emma-Marie Kabanova is a freelance violinist who lives and works in Moscow.

Earlier this month something so unusual happened during a practice session that she took to social media to share it: “This afternoon I was lost in Beethoven, when suddenly I heard some strange violin sounds that weren’t coming from me!”

Looking out of the window she saw a group of teenagers – one of whom was playing along.

So she did the obvious thing and started a violin duel, 19th century style.

Here’s what happened next:

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*glows warmly in the light of humanity’s good-eggedness*