When his adoptive parents, Vladimir and Luisa Levachkovye, noticed his interest for music, they purchased a synthesizer for him. He learned to play the instrument and later participated on various competitions. In fact, he even won some of them. The catch? Well, this musician is not an ordinary guy since he doesn’t have any fingers – or hands, for that matter.
Meet Alexey Romanov, a 16-year-old piano prodigy from Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan. Despite being born with a debilitating illness, he has not let that stop him from chasing his dreams. So despite taking up music just two years ago, the teen is now an accomplished pianist who has performed on national TV.