Record deal: Warner sign young leftie

Record deal: Warner sign young leftie


norman lebrecht

June 29, 2015

The British pianist, Nicholas McCarthy, who was born without a right hand, has been signed to Warner Classics.

Nicholas, 26, will record arrangements by Paul Wittgenstein, and some of his own, for release in September.


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  • Tim says:

    And a Nocturne by Nigel Hess, being commissioned especially for the album.

  • Dismissed Employee 12 says:

    But have they heard him?……..!

  • Erwin Poelstra says:

    I hope he will not play Wittgenstein’s “arrangement” of Ravel’s left hand Concerto!

  • Janis says:

    He’s really something — a nice coup. And he’ll be a good prompt for the creation of more LH rep for piano. It’s a good thing he’s a natural late Romantic stylist; if he had a natural bent for Baroque, he’d be in a bad way, but he’s got a nice, almost aristocratically “casual” style that’s just right for the sort of rep he’d play.