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Interrupted viola player plays Nokia ringtone [Viral video]

A five-month-old video has a new, viral, lease on life. The video features Slovakian violinist Lukas Kmit, being interrupted by a Nokia ringtone.

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Rather than storming off or histrionically berating the phone’s owner, Kmit simply started playing the ringtone.

The interruption took place while Kmit was giving a recital at a Jewish Orthodox Synagogue in Presov, eastern Slovakia.

According to Cnet’s Chris Matyszczyk, the video went viral after a recent incident in which the marimba ringtone of an iPhone brought the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to a complete halt.

“In the case of the Philharmonic,” says Matyszczyk, “the marimba was so loud that the conductor, Alan Gilbert, simply downed baton”.