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‘Bionic’ gloves allow piano prodigy to play again — decades after losing control of hand – New York Post

Saturday, 19 November, 2022

‘Bionic’ gloves allow piano prodigy to play again — decades after losing control of hand – New York Post

In 1998, legendary pianist João Carlos Martins played what he assumed would be his last concert. He was 58 years old.

“If a camera had been in front of the piano, it would have seen tears running from my eyes,” the acclaimed Brazilian musician, 82, told The Post. “I knew that three days after the concert, I would lose [use of] my right hand.”

Martins, who has played for dignitaries and enjoyed the high-class life in New York as a younger man, had long suffered from a neurological condition called focal dystonia, which caused involuntary spasms in his right hand. Over the years, the pain grew more and more excruciating.

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2022/11/17/bionic-gloves-allow-joao-carlos-martins-to-play-carnegie-hall/

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