Death of a comeback pianist, 77main
The Czech-German pianist Josef Bulva who twice overcame career-ending accidents, has died at his home in Monaco.
A rising star among the Czechs he left the country in 1966 after a long period in hospital following an accident.
Rebulding his career in Germany, he was acclaimed by Joachim Kaiser as the ‘pianist of the scientific age.
In 1996 he fell on ice and injured his left hand so badly it was feared he would never play again. He made a comeback in 2009, releasing his last CD only this month.