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Cleveland State – An Evening with Nicholas McCarthy

We were joined on Mix Mornings by Lee McChesney to talk about the upcoming event for an evening with Nicholas McCarthy. This night is to Learn

We were joined on Mix Mornings by Lee McChesney to talk about the upcoming event for an evening with Nicholas McCarthy. This night is to

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Details about Nicholas McCarthy:

One of Britain’s most inspiring pianists, Nicholas McCarthy was born in 1989 without his right hand and through sheer talent and determination rose above the many obstacles and active discouragement in order to pursue his love of the piano. Going on to study at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London.

His graduation in July 2012 drew press headlines around the world, being the only one-handed pianist to graduate from the RCM in its 130-year history. In March 2018 he was awarded honorary membership by its President, HRH King Charles.

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, a repertoire that first came into being in the early 19th Century and developed rapidly following the First World War because of the many injuries suffered on the Battlefield.

A career highlight was performing with the British Paraorchestra at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic games where he played alongside Coldplay and gave a rendition of the Paralympic anthem in front of an audience of 86,000 people and half a billion worldwide viewers.

Since then, Nicholas has performed extensively around the world in both recital tours and with major orchestras in some of the most prestigious concert halls across the globe

His concert performances, recordings and media features have gained critical acclaim and his ongoing commitment to encouraging new audiences to classical music, along with his work with young people through music education is ever present in his schedule.

Outside of his concert career, Nicholas is one of Europe’s most in demand corporate speakers and regularly delivers keynote talks to the world’s leading businesses and institutions and to date has given three TEDx talks.

Nicholas recently devised and presented a music programme called ‘Wittgenstein, Zichy & Me’ broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He has previously guest presented for the BBC Proms and Leeds International Piano Competition on BBC 4.

Recent concert highlights include the Hong Kong Arts Festival where he performed both the Ravel Piano Concerto for Left Hand and Benjamin Britten’s ‘Diversions’ for Left Hand and Orchestra in the same concert, the first time this had been done in over 80 years. Upcoming highlights include his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.