Born without his right hand, pianist Nicholas McCarthy shares his talent with Birmingham audiences for the first time. McCarthy’s historic graduation from the Royal College of Music in 2012 made press headlines around the world and he has subsequently performed extensively throughout the UK and internationally. 

Piano music for the left hand first came into being in the early 19th Century and developed rapidly following the First World War as a result of the many injuries suffered on the Battlefield. As a champion of this repertoire, McCarthy’s programme includes original works, like Scriabin’s Prelude and Nocturne Op 9, alongside transcriptions by Frédéric Meinders and McCarthy himself.