Saturday, April 21, 2012

Derek Paravicini

This You Tube video is from a 60 Minutes programme dating back to 2010.

It features a man in his early thirties called Derek Paravicini (the surname is the same as that of the character I played in The Mousetrap, last year) who they keep on calling a 'savant' in the programme.   He's blind, and has difficulty identifying parts of his body well ('can't tell his left hand from his right' says the reporter - something that many people aren't too good at!), but has been able to play the piano since he was a child, and these days can play any tune asked for in whatever key you specify and in whatever style you'd like.  He also raises money for charity with his performances, and enjoys playing for people in rest homes...


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