The amazing musician Derek Paravicini has paid a very welcome return visit with our great friend John Lubbock from Music for Autism, to delight pupils with his incredible piano skills. Derek is blind and has autism and learning difficulties yet he can play pieces of music after one hearing, and in different styles.
In some highly interactive and engaging sessions, Derek played pieces from his new album, Elation, and rose to the challenge of taking requests from pupils: everything from Flight of the Bumblebee to Barney the Dinosaur.
We are so grateful to Derek for another wonderful visit, and to John Lubbock and Music for Autism for continuing to organise such inspiring events.
Derek took up the piano at age two, gave his first concert at the age of seven and two years later played with the Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra at London’s Barbican Hall. He is now renowned around the world.