Rooftop cellist serenades Paris in lockdown with 'music for the soul'
After her concert hall performances were postponed, cellist Camille Thomas found a different venue... a rooftop in Paris.
For Thomas, 32, music is "the food for the soul" and she hopes to nourish Parisiens as a second COVID-19 lockdown continues to grip the city.
She plays Ravel's melancholic Kaddish, on top of the historic Institut de France, capturing the feeling of loss and beauty of France's capital below amid the pandemic.
The French-Belgian artist says performing is "much more than just entertainment." Explaining: "From listening to a musician playing, from actually receiving beauty, that's what keeps us going in the most difficult moments."