Blind kid playing piano

This blind Japanese kid plays La Campanella at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and he's good :)

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+49 1. Yenrich commented 13 years ago

he's playing with his heart
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+25 2. NathaneM commented 13 years ago

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+22 3. Deathegg commented 13 years ago

Incredible he actually feels the music! to remember precisely where each note and and when to tap it with amazing precision... wow.. No words.. except those above of course =D
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+14 4. CrackrJak commented 13 years ago

This goes beyond just "Visualization", What he's doing. He is truly feeling the music, Controlling it as the notes flood out.
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+17 5. bud commented 13 years ago

Brilliant! Absolutely gorgeous. 8-)
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+6 6. OnetimeX commented 13 years ago

It's true, talent of the best sort has no boundaries :D
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+11 7. Louie commented 13 years ago

The boy is definately playing with emotion. He is a true musician, and feeling what he plays. Blind or no, that was a fantastic piece of work. Kudo's to the kid. You could see the joy he got from the audience. :D :D ::(|)
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+17 8. Overdoziz commented 13 years ago

He's playing with his fingers
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-17 9. engrishman commented 13 years ago

Wrong tone at 4:12 ...
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+9 10. Chrisofskjern commented 13 years ago

Wrong comment at #9

This guy plays with his awesome
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+3 11. orion commented 13 years ago

He's amazing! Especially his speed and accuracy are mindblowing.

Actually most of professional pianists have the awareness to play blindfolded but it's a different thing to learn the piece from zero without visual reference.
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-5 12. irishgek commented 13 years ago

great pianist but nothing great im not going to be like the rest and go ahhh just becasue hes blind im not giving him any credit for that as most musicans play by feal its all in the fingers and being blind dont make it in my book ....Beethoven was deaf he was truly amazing being blind is a handicap all right but thats it
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+4 13. radi0activ_puppy commented 13 years ago

Aw it makes me feel so happy to see him applauded like that, he must be so proud of himself.
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-1 14. Voutelamberopipi commented 13 years ago

in internet words: pure win
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-3 15. YetiGrowl commented 13 years ago

It's videos like this that make me feel like a piece of shit for having no incredible talent like this and I have all my senses. Hot dawg.
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-1 16. drd_uno commented 13 years ago

#15 masturbating is a skill. I'm going pro next season!
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0 17. dendekort commented 13 years ago


YOu can see he is enjoying it 2 :)
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+2 18. Skeppy712 commented 13 years ago

Reading some of these comments I am disgusted that folks have to resort to crudalities. studied classical music for the past 50 year and listened to thousands of recitals I find this one in my top three. +100
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-2 19. lalafafak commented 13 years ago

WOW! They clap him for more than 2 mins!! The woman had to remove him to stop the clapping!
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-2 20. osborne commented 13 years ago

He's playing with his body
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0 21. samxgx commented 13 years ago

imagine this, all of the women watching him and beeing impressed and stuff... and he can't even see one smile...
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+1 22. baaphoofd commented 13 years ago

Impressive. Although Beethoven became deaf and I think that is more difficult. :)
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+3 23. WildMonkey commented 13 years ago

I've never been impressed much by piano players, I can play as well as he can. I've always been fascinated with the composers, you are impressed by the playing, I'm impressed by the genius it takes to write such a piece.

It's like being impressed by people who walk in buildings and ride the elevator, the real genius lies with the creator.
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+1 24. I_like_birds commented 13 years ago

#23 you can play or you can play. One may have extraordinary skills, but if he/she don't play with heart, it's nothing!
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+2 25. Excalibur commented 13 years ago


And also the longest applause I have ever heard :P
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+3 26. MaxXL commented 13 years ago

#23 - You can play as well as him? Then YOU are also awesome!
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+1 27. ringmaster commented 13 years ago

#23, you probably have a heart and mind of metal, for that alone you have my sympathy. The rest of us, we are allowed to feel the music, and I felt a lot!
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+1 28. regata4 commented 12 years ago

thats one of the music that you feel in your heart
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-1 29. BrianDilori commented 12 years ago

Wowww thats some ovation! Really enjoyed that*****