Deaf violist plays with Baltimore Symphony

Lovely story about Wendy Cheng, a viola player who has been deaf since childhood.

‘Even though I have a hearing loss; I keep thinking, Beethoven would approve,’ she says.

Watch here.


Wendy is the founder of the Association for Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss.

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    • If you had to sit right next to that ear-piercingly high-pitched noise coming from violins all the time, you’d be deaf too.

    • As one of the violists who sat next to Wendy at the performance, I can assure you that she played beautifully. I would suggest, however, that your unfortunate attempt at humor was quite “tone deaf” although, of course, your decision to post anonymously is wholly understandable.

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