Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Accidential Pianist

If you read Oliver Sacks' "Musicophilia",  you area already familiar with the story of the accidential pianist.  And he has a CD out - don't know how long it's been available but its news to me. Tony Cicoria became the accidential pianist after a near death experience:

Dr. Cicoria’s musical career began rather remarkably when he was struck by lightning in 1994 while speaking on a public telephone during a family reunion near Albany.  Shortly thereafter he developed an insatiable desire to hear and to play the piano..
 I understand he also gives recitals of classical music and his own compositions. Anyone heard him play? How is it? Inquiring minds want to know.

2 comments:

Pianoman said...

you can hear and watch him HERE
With wrong notes and all...(Moonlight Sonata)

Bart Collins said...

cool.