Pianist delights passengers at Havel Airport, becomes a viral sensation

Passengers waiting to board at nearby gates at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague were blown away with a six-minute performance of Beethoven's "Für Elise" and the Titanic theme song by Lebanese musician Maan Hamadeh.

“While we were looking for the gate to board our next flight, my friend stopped me and he pointed toward a piano,” Hamadeh said, “and so like a baby who has found his mother after getting lost, I ran to it. […] I would love to see pianos in all public place, especially those where the waiting factor is present,”. Hamadeh has been playing piano for 21 years and is originally a keyboard player.

Multiple pianos were placed around Prague by Czech coffee shop owner Ondřej Kobza earlier last year. All instruments are located at very well visited places with heavy foot traffic and are free to play for all passerby strangers. Opportunity to refashion a well-known classic was among many also seized by a member of Law Enforcement on duty in October of 2013.