Saturday, 19 October 2013

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Derek on BBC Radio 3

Derek performed live on BBC Radio 3 yesterday on the 'In Tune' programme, alongside singer Hannah Davey and jazz violinist Ben Holder. You can hear it here for the next 6 days..

Monday, 29 July 2013

forthcoming concert: 28 September 2013, 19:30, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon

The Royal Welsh Regimental Museum Appeal Concert
Featuring Derek Paravicini
28 September 2013, 19:30, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Jazz at the Europa

Derek having fun with the local musicians in West Molsey

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Performance at the Center for Autism, California

On April 5th 2013, and in celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Derek visited The Center for Autism in California and treated a small audience to a private performance, which you can watch here....

Monday, 13 May 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

Derek at TEDx Esher

Come and see Derek at a TEDx event at Esher College on Friday 3rd May! Derek will be joining his mentor Adam Ockelford in a talk which will explore the link between children with special needs and musical talent. Click the link below for more information and tickets...

Derek at the University of California, Irvine.

Derek recently performed at the 2013 UC Irvine Health School of Medicine Gala, "Creativity & Magic: Discovering Tomorrow's Medicine Today", helping to raise $1.26 million to benefit innovative education programmes and groundbreaking medical research at the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine. Read more here...

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Derek in LA

Here's a photo of Derek playing at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine 2013 Gala

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Derek and Adam at TedX Warwick

Here is a link to a video of a talk that Derek and Adam Ockelford gave together earlier this year at TedX Warwick

Thursday, 4 April 2013

sonustech sent you a video: "In the key of genius: Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford at TEDxWarwick 2013"

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In the key of genius: Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford at TEDxWarwick 2013
Born prematurely at just 25 weeks, Derek Paravicini has suffered from blindess, learning impairment and severe autism for his entire life. Despite his impairment, Derek has the unique gift of perfect pitch, and is able to play any piece of music after hearing it only once. In 2010, Derek was featured on Stan Lee's "Superhumans", whereupon tests verified his musical ability and confirmed his savantism. He began playing the piano at two, and subsequently attended the Linden Lodge School for the Blind in London. He met a piano instructor, Adam Ockelford, on his first visit to the school; recognising his genius, Adam began to teach him. Derek gave his first concert in South London aged seven. Adam is a Professor of Music at the University of Roehampton, the Chair of Soundabout, a charity supporting music provision for young people and founder of the AMBER Trust, supporting visually impaired children in their pursuit of music.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Monday, 4 March 2013

Adam Ockelford on BBC Radio 3

Adam Ockelford has recently been on BBC Radio 3, talking about Music and the Mind (including a bit about Derek on episode 4) - you can listen again here...

Thursday, 14 February 2013

BBC Radio 3 - Music and Autism

Here is a link to a BBC Radio 3 Programme, which includes an interview with Adam Ockelford about music and autism (about 25 minutes in)