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Pianist Faces Jail Over Incessant Practicing

Pianist Faces Jail Over Incessant Practicing
Posted November 12th, 2013 @ 12:16pm by Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER– Spanish prosecutors want to send a young pianist to jail for more than seven years after a neighbor accused her of causing psychological damage and noise pollution. The plaintiff—identified only as Sonia B.—claims she suffered from noise contamination between 2003 and 2007 owing to the five-days-a-week, eight-hour practice sessions by Laia Martin, who lived below her in the northeastern town of Puigcerda. Martin, 27, now a professional concert pianist, denies that she played at home that often, saying she took regular classes in other towns.

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