A Guy Gets An Ovation For Playing 'Chopsticks.' The Internet Stares In Amazement.
Derek 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.The 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.