This guy can text, play chess and lift weights at the same time as playing virtuosic Chopin

24 July 2017, 15:03

By Amy MacKenzie

"This idea came to me when I was practising this ferocious piece for left-hand-solo, and texting my friend with the right..."

Arsha Kaviani is considered to be one of the 30-under-30 best pianists in the world, and his latest video certainly proves it!

While practising the extremely demanding Godowsky arrangement of Chopin Revolutionary Etude Opus 10 No. 12 for left-hand solo piano, Arsha was texting his friend. He then realised playing with only one hand opened up a whole new world of possibilities. 

In his humorous video, titled 'The Practical Benefits of Using One Hand to Play the Piano Forte' and made with friends Charlie (starring as Angus the Butler) and Julian (camera), Arshka signs off some pesky gas bills, indulges in a game of chess, lifts some weights, has a quick bite to eat and of course takes the time to look at some cute pictures of kittens. We did say the possibilities were endless...

If you are impressed by this level of multitasking, check out this violinist who can play Paganini (with original fingering, might we add) while riding a bike.