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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.

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”.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More