Blind Man Amazes Audiences With His Incredible Piano Playing
FaithTap Staff 10/18/2015
Derek Paravicini may be blind and severely disabled, however, he also has an extraordinary gift for playing the piano. From a very young age to adulthood, he has been stunning people with his musical talents. Although Derek is unable to complete simple tasks like buttoning a button, or even remembering his own age, he can play any song from memory with the utmost beauty and grace. He is what is known as a savant - someone that is unable to function normally, yet is highly-intelligent in a specialized field. For Derek, music is where he rises above.
It was after being born prematurely that Derek was diagnosed as being blind with cognitive impairment. Believe it or not, neither of these have affected Derek's musical abilities. Since he was just a boy, Derek has been amazing audiences with his piano playing, which can only be described as breathtaking. Not only that, but he also shocks his listeners by taking their requests. After all, Derek can play any song, in any style, and in any key - without the need for practice.
While those who hear Derek's piano playing develop a love for his music, he too receives just as much satisfaction from performing. For Derek, it has helped him create connections with people - in a world where he is unlike others.