The Cleveland State Foundation is pleased to announce An Evening with Nicholas McCarthy on February 22, 2024. 

6:00 PM at the Museum Center at 5 Points 

Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right hand and through sheer talent and determination, rose above the many obstacles and discouragement to pursue his love of the piano. Studying at the Royal College of Music in London, he is the only one-handed pianist to graduate from this prestigious school.

As one of just a few soloists with a disability, Nicholas is a champion of the dynamic and brave world of left-hand alone repertoire, which developed rapidly following World War I because of injuries suffered on the battlefield. Performing extensively around the world in some of the most prestigious concert halls across the globe, Nicholas’s concert performances, recordings and media features have gained him critical acclaim.

The Cleveland State Foundation will be hosting An Evening with Nicholas McCarthy, presented by the Bank of Cleveland, on Thursday, February 22. Highlighting his commitment to encouraging new audiences to discover classical music and his dedication to working with young people through music education, Nicholas will visit the Unity Center, where he will inspire Bradley County’s underserved youth, then perform for middle and high school students from all of Cleveland State’s five-county service area.