Armless horn player joins music charity

Armless horn player joins music charity


norman lebrecht

July 17, 2014

The German horn player Felix Klieser has joined the one-handed musical instrument trust (OHMI) as an ambassador, together with the one-armed English pianist Nicholas McCarthy.


felix klieser

Felix, 22, was born without arms and took up the horn at five years old. He has played with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, and with Sting.


Nicholas, 25, was born without a right arm. He specialises in the concertosthat were written for Paul Wittgenstein.


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The OHMI Trust was established in 2011 to tackle the absence of suitable instruments available to the disabled.