Inspirational: this Russian teenager born without fingers has become a successful pianist
19 April 2016, 12:30 | Updated: 5 January 2017, 13:30
Teenager Alexey Romanov was born without fingers, but that hasn’t stopped him becoming a musical prodigy.
Romanov’s career began when his adoptive parents bought him a synthesiser. After he showed a natural aptitude for music, he was eventually asked to join a music school in Kazan.
Last month saw him make his first television appearance on Russian show ‘Guests From Tomorrow’:
Romanov said of the experience: “I walked on to the stage, sat down and started playing. I felt my knees shaking. Then I realised that I was doing well, it’s as if the melody started flowing by itself.”