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19 July 2006 @ 05:56 pm
Derek Paravicini  
have not read any comments people made
have not commented on any friends entries
as i have also not read any friends entries as well
that will come later

right now i'm just posting something to keep myself from ever forgetting this name

It took me a while to find out about him since all i knew was his first name
and two facts
1) he's a musical genius
2) he was born premature so he was blind and has sever learning difficulties

This person is Derek Paravicini, and I'd like more people to know more about him

"Derek, now in his early twenties, was born premature, at 25 weeks, and weighing just over half a kilogram. As a result of the oxygen therapy required to save his life, Derek lost his sight, and his development was affected too. It later became apparent that he had severe learning difficulties. However, he soon acquired a fascination for music and sound, and, by the age of four, had taught himself to play a large number of pieces on the piano, of some melodic and harmonic complexity (such as 'Smoke Gets in your Eyes')."

more can be read about him here:

I first saw him on 60 Minutes.
I was in absolute awe.
Fur Elise, one of my favourite piano pieces, and Derek played it as if Mozart had written it.
The result was absolutely....wow, I loved it, it was amazing, and the fact that he can inprovise almost immediately just leaves me totally...blank, I can't even describe how i felt.

If I'm not wrong his very first CD should have been released about 5 days ago
...if I'm not wrong.
I hope I can get my hands on that CD somehow.

If he leaves you just as fascinated then I do hope you tell others about him too.

tenikimetenikime on July 19th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
that sounds totally amazing O__O *awed*