Piano star Nicholas McCarthy, who is at the forefront of British music talent, is to perform at Quay Arts in Newport on Sunday 26th November.

At aged 14, Nicholas was told that he would never achieve his dream of becoming a concert pianist having been born without his right hand. By the age of 22 he graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012 making world press headlines as the first one handed pianist to do so in the prestigious colleges 130-year history.

In the same year Nicholas proudly played to a worldwide audience of half a billion at the Paralympics closing ceremony in London alongside super band Coldplay.

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Nicholas has toured the UK and all over the world including China, Istanbul, Japan, South Korea the US and South Africa. He is also a popular motivational speaker and presenter.

These concert’s feature such works as Bach’s monumental Chaconne in D Minor and the delicate pastoral setting of ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ along with Nicholas’s own exciting arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s blazingly virtuosic Prelude in G Minor Opus 23 No.5.

The haunting beauty and poignancy of Bach and Rachmaninoff’s music will be performed at Quay Arts on Sunday 26th November at 19:00.

Nicholas is also offering “Free” tickets to children to encourage families to experience classical concerts together and open up classical music to a wider audience.

Tickets are priced at £12 and can be purchased here or by calling 01983 822490.

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