SNCF, the French national railway company, installed pianos in selected stations all over France in 2014. They were for any passing member of the public to play, and play them they did. The piano seat was rarely empty in Tours Centre or Paris Montparnasse last year when I passed through.
Someone in transit at Paris Montparnasse railway station playing the piano.
He was rather good.
Keen pianists could record their efforts and post them on the internet for judging at the end of the year. The winner of the competition was 12 year old Jean Cotro from Tours, chosen from 900 entries.To see his video click here.