One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy returns to the Elgar Room this March as part of Love Classical.
Nicholas McCarthy, who at one point was told he would never have a career, is not your average artist. Born in 1989 without his right hand he only began to play the piano at the late age of 14 after seeing a friend play Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata but was determined to fulfil his dream of becoming a concert pianist.
McCarthy is the only left-hand alone pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130 year history. He is widely featured throughout national and international press, and has appeared as a guest presenter for the BBC Proms coverage.
This concert will feature an exciting premiere performance of a new piano work for left hand. Details on a forthcoming competition will be announced soon.
COMPETITION: Hear your piano composition performed by Nicholas McCarthy, as part of the Love Classical festival.
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This event is part of our Beyond the Main Stage season. Step beyond the main stage and discover a world of intimate shows under the roof of London’s most iconic venue.
Love Classical is a 12-day festival of classical music-themed events across seven different spaces around the Hall, from the iconic auditorium to deep underground in our Loading Bay.