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

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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.

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