The French Horn Player with no arms

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Sandy Smith, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Sandy Smith

    Sandy Smith Member

  2. pbirch

    pbirch Active Member

    have you ever noticed that truly remarkable musicians do not see themselves as being at all remarkable?
  3. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Amazing man, total respect. :)
  4. thepublican

    thepublican New Member

    Astonishing! Fantastic, totally inspirational!
  5. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Inspirational indeed! Thanks for sharing this amazing story Sandy.
  6. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    There are no words to describe how breathtaking that is. Astonishing.
  7. B.Portas

    B.Portas Member

    My first thought was 'how does he mute?' - and upon realising that he doesn't, and controls his tone through thought, my brain just about melted. The physical nature of the French horn requires the hand mute technique, and the fact that he can adapt the sound in the same way with just his embouchure and state of mind is incredible.

    Such dedication - and beautiful playing too.
  8. simonbassbone

    simonbassbone Member

    Also worth checking out is The British Para orchestra ( ).I think. Set up by Charles Hazelwood. The son of a friend of mine plays with them, as does Clarence Adoo. They recently played in Qatar.