One-handed pianist shows off remarkable talent

Nicholas McCarthy became the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music. He is now a professional concert pianist and you can watch him in action below.

McCarthy gave a recent performance in Nottingham, England, which was received warmly.

He was featured by NPR earlier this year in the lead-up to the release of his first album, Solo.

While benefiting from the substantial collection of pieces composed for the left hand by the likes of Britten, Ravel and Prokofiev, McCarthy also selected works by Chopin, Liszt and Scriabin for his album.

One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Image credit: Yar12345678/Wikimedia Commons

McCarthy also had a new piece commissioned for his album by composer Nigel Hess.

He has several performances scheduled in England over the coming months. More news at his website.