Teen plays piano without hands

Via the telegraph…


A Russian teenager who was born without hands has been recorded playing River Flows in You by South Korean pianist Yiruma.

In the video shot last month, Alexey Romanov plays the entire song despite having no fingers to press the keys.

Alexey, who is from Zelenodolsk, Russia, taught himself how to play the piano by simply listening to how the chords should sound.

Watch his remarkable piano playing in the video above.

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Elton John performs to London commuters on a Yamaha piano

via CBS news

How would you feel about an impromptu piano performance to brighten up your dreary commute?

Not so enthused? What if that performance was by Elton John?

That’s exactly what happened to London commuters traveling through St. Pancras International station. John sat in front of a piano in the middle of the station and played a brand new Yamaha piano that he donated to the station.

He wrote on Instagram, “Surprise!! I popped into St Pancras International to christen the Yamaha piano which I donated to the station. Now everyone can have a play.”

He also wrote on top of the piano, “Enjoy this piano. It’s a gift. Love, Elton John.”

He captioned a photo of the piano on Instagram: “My gift is my song and this piano’s for you,” a reference to lyrics from “Your Song” that say, “My gift is my song and this one’s for you.”

A witness told the Guardian that John did not sing and only played for about five minutes before leaving. He was also seen greeting a British transport police employee, and giving the man a kiss on the cheek and an autograph.

John will appear on James Corden’s “Late Late Show” on Super Bowl Sunday for what’s sure to be a legendary edition of “Carpool Karaoke.”

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