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Deafblind musician Mark Pampel to play Elton John’s donated piano at St Pancras Station for Deafblind Awareness Week on Tuesday 25th June between 4pm and 6pm. https://deafblind.org.uk/support-us/deafblindawarenessweek/
LPC member Mark Pampel from London has Usher Syndrome which has left him with no useful eyesight and very little hearing. But this hasn’t stopped him becoming a hugely successful pianist and composer. As Lead Pianist of the LSO Create Orchestra, Mark has played at the Barbican Centre as well as performing solo piano works at other local concerts.
So to have the opportunity to play Elton John’s piano to crowds of commuters at St Pancras station really is a dream come true. He said: “I’m so excited to be able to show people that although deafblindness is extremely difficult to live with, it doesn’t have to stop you doing the things you love.”
Living with a severe dual sensory loss is difficult but Mark has found music is a great therapy to help him cope. “It gives me the most amazing sense of well being, I appreciate the discipline, love the creativity and the emotion of producing live piano music. Playing is so exhilarating – it’s a natural high for me!” he said.
Mark, who is leading this special event will be be assisted by other LPC pianists and musicians.
• Deafblind UK (registered national charity no: 802976) originates from the Deafblind Helpers’ League which was launched in 1928 by deafblind people and carers. • Find out more at: http://www.deafblind.org.uk
Barbican Chimes music offer, a 10% discount to LPC members on (sales over £5)
London Conservatoire events
The events hosted by the music colleges in London are open to the public and are usually FREE. The piano master classes are a wonderful opportunity to observe the up and coming young pianists of the future:
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama: http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/about_the_school/home/view_all_events.html
- Royal Academy of Music: http://www.ram.ac.uk/whats-on
- Royal College of Music: http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/