Paravicini is a magnificent pianist. He also happens to be blind and
autistic. Here we get a peek at how his beautiful brain helps his
fingers make beautiful music.
video starts with some background on Derek’s life. At 7:45, Derek’s
teacher takes us inside the mind of the musical genius. Tune in at 9:56
to hear a piece you’ll definitely recognize (and one Derek was playing
impeccably at 11). And stick around at 11:55 to hear the same
song — miraculously — in two other keys. Then, at 13:22, he takes audience
requests. Finally, at 16:10, we hear Derek’s rendition of “Chopsticks”
and learn why he’s not just a “human iPod,” but a brilliant musician.