The Musical Genius: Derek Paravicini - Trailer


TV's musical genius Derek Paravicini, the world famous musical savant, makes his London debut with the Emerald Ensemble Chamber Orchestra playing classical, blues and jazz compositions plus some sensational improvisations.

The Musical Genius: Derek Paravicini - Trailer

Although blind and severely learning impaired Derek can play any piece of music after hearing it only once.

Derek has performed at Ronnie Scott's, Beverley Hills, Hollywood and boogied with Jules Holland. His remarkable abilities have been investigated in the film The Musical Genius. Derek's life story, In the Key of Genius, written by his music teacher Professor Adam Ockelford, is a best-seller.

He will be performing:

  • Leonard Bernstein: /Mason: West Side Story Suite
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: /Martin Pring: Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D
  • Claude Debussy: /Martin Pring: Le petit negre
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV.1068 (Air on a G string)
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  • Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 in F sharp minor


  • Dmitry Shostakovich: Waltz No.2 from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra
  • Lowell McKennitt: Marco Polo
  • George Botsfield: Black and white Rag
  • Keith Emerson: Honky tonk train blues
  • Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
  • Requests and improvisations
  • Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble Bee

A trailer from The Musical Genius, produced by A Focus Production for FIVE & Discovery Health. Distributed by Channel 4 International.