If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother
trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler
Sujari Britt - cellist
"Speed Painter" takes stage in Anderson's Viewers Got Talent!
Born three and a half months prematurely, Derek Paravicini is
blind and has severe autism. But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became an acclaimed
concert pianist by the age of 10. Here, his longtime piano teacher, Adam Ockelford, explains his student’s
unique relationship to music, while Paravicini shows how he has ripped up the "Chopsticks" rule book.
(Filmed at TEDxWarwick.)
Pianist Derek Paravicini understands music systematically. Once a child prodigy, he’s
matured into a creative musician, able to reimagine songs in ways few can.Full bio »
A composer and music teacher who has long worked with children with special needs,
Adam Ockelford is interested in the psychology of music.