Alexei Romanov, 15, was born without hands. So it should have been impossible for him to learn to play the piano, let alone become a concert-level pianist. But thanks to his own determination, as well as devoted teachers, Alexei can dazzle crowds with his performances. It's all the more amazing because he's been studying for only 2 years. UPI reports:
It all began when he listened to the works of Mozart, Vivaldi and other composers. Then he felt the urge to play music by himself.
At school, his music teacher began working with him. She helped him play the melodies from the most popular films – Twilight, Titanic. Later his courageous undertaking was supported not only by his teachers but also by his friends. [...]
It was after performing on a little stage with the La Primavera chamber orchestra in mid-February that he was invited to join a music school.
The chief conductor invited Romanov to participate in the "Guests from Tomorrow" TV project, in which he performed "River Flows in You," a composition written by South Korean pianist Lee Ru-ma for the Twilight soundtrack. After the performance, the young musician attracted lots of public and mass media attention.
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