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The OHMI Trust Gala Concert


Virtuoso French horn player Felix Klieser, who plays with his feet, will be making his UK debut at this Gala Concert as part of the 2018 OHMI Conference, performing Mozart’s Horn Concerto No 4. Felix is an ambassador for the OHMI Trust, which pioneers the development and adaptation of musical instrument for physically disabled people.

The Concert, a celebration of virtuosity by disabled musicians includes performances by the first big band formed entirely of disabled musicians, Bader’s Big Band and the American Petry sisters who will play Vivaldi’s double cello concerto.

The OHMI Trust is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for those who are physically disabled. Any deficiency or disability in one hand or arm makes traditional instruments unplayable to any reasonable standard. As a result, millions across the world are excluded from music-making for the lack of suitable instruments. This includes people with congenital disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hemiplegia, amputees, those who have suffered a stroke or developed arthritis.

The OHMI Trust’s objectives are to remove the barriers to music making faced by physically disabled people, and to enable undifferentiated participation in musical life, whether at school, in the home or in a professional ensemble.

OHMI runs an annual competition to encourage inventors, designers and instrument makers to develop a musical instrument that can be played without the use of one hand and arm, and that has all the characteristics and facility of a traditional instrument.

Friday 7 7.00PMSeptember2018-09-07T19:00:00Z2018-09-07T20:50:00Z


Birmingham City University

The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus, Cardigan Street

B4 7BD Birmingham GB

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