Alexey Romanov is a teenager from Zelenodolsk, Russia. He started playing the piano at the age of thirteen, and he is incredibly talented. What makes his performance even the more amazing is the fact that he is self taught, and was born without hands, and only one leg! In this video Alexey is playing River Flows in You which was used in a scene in the popular Twilight Saga alongside an orchestra. The shy teen revealed, “During the concert with the orchestra I was shaking from the tension. I can’t even remember what was happening. But there was nothing I could do: I walked onto the stage, sat down and started playing. I felt my knees shaking. Then I realized that I was doing well – it’s as if the melody started flowing by itself. And so I calmed down.”
Alexey, who was born an orphan in Zelenodolsk, first took up music about two years ago after being inspired by the works of Mozart and Vivaldi. His amazing musical talent was spotted by his foster parents, Vladimir and Luisa Levachkovye, and at school his music teacher encouraged him to play popular film tunes from movies like the Twilight and Titanic.
Nothing has stopped him in the least bit from excelling at the piano, and after listening to him play we’re so glad because he’s got some wonderful talent to share with the world. We hope he is an inspiration for you today, do not let anything hinder you from excelling in whatever you set out to achieve.