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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:28 PM

The man who plays French horn with his toes (BBC)

By Emma Tracey BBC News, Ouch

Felix Klieser was born with no arms, so uses his feet to do most things. This includes eating, dressing, writing ... and being a professional French horn player.

The musician has toured with Sting, is working on a second album and has a diary full of concert bookings up to December 2015.

The 23-year-old German recently became an ambassador for the One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI), which helps fund the development of adapted or specially designed instruments for musicians with one hand and other limb differences. Rising star Nicholas McCarthy, a one-handed pianist, also supports the charity and it is due to be mentioned in the House of Lords on Wednesday in a debate about giving disabled children equal opportunities to learn how to make music.

Felix Klieser spoke to Ouch:
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more: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-ouch-28541455
http://www.ohmi.org.uk/



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