A CONCERT pianist could be sentenced to 20 months in jail for practising too loudly.
Laia Martin, 27, was charged with noise pollution and inflicting psychological damage after a complaint from a neighbour.
Girona resident Sonia Bosom said Martin´s keyboard practice went on for eight hours a day, five days a week.
The regional prosecutor became involved when tests found Martin´s music peaked at up to 10 decibels higher than the 30-decibel limit in force for the city´s musical instruments.
The authorities asked the family to stop playing the piano, or soundproof the room, but two attempts at soundproofing failed to quash Bosom´s complaints.
The prosecutor is pushing for a 16 month sentence for the noise pollution, and a further four months for causing psychological damage.