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Nicholas McCarthy (Uncredited)

Nicholas McCarthy

British-born Nicholas McCarthy only began to play the piano at the late age of 14. Born without his right hand, he is one of a few left-handed pianists worldwide and at present is the youngest left-handed pianist. At 17, Nicholas was awarded a place at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and then went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where he made history by being the only left-handed pianist to graduate since its was founded. Since this time he has performed throughout the UK and internationally in major venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Fairfield Halls, Wales Millenium Centre, Steinway Hall, The Capetown Convention Centre and Linder Auditorium in South Africa, The Vilhena Palace and the Offices of the Prime Minister in Malta. His performance at the Vilhena Palace was described by The Times as “sheer poetry.

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Nicholas McCarthy 8/22/13: Nicholas McCarthy

The award-winning pianist born without his right hand performs as part of the 2013 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference. Presented in cooperation with VSA.

Nicholas McCarthy

The award-winning pianist born without his right hand performs as part of the 2013 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference. Presented in cooperation with VSA.

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