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Deafblind musician to play at St Pancras station

Mark Pampel is performing as part of Deafblind Awareness Week

24 Jun 2019 by Andrew McClean

Deafblind musician, Mark Pampel, will play the piano for commuters at St Pancras train station in London tomorrow (25 June) from 4–6pm as part of Deafblind Awareness Week (24–30 June).

Mr Pampel (pictured) is a pianist and composer who lives with Usher syndrome, which has left him with no sight and very little hearing.

Speaking about performing at St Pancras, Mr Pampel said: “I’m so excited to be able to show people that although deafblindness is extremely difficult to live with, it doesn’t have to stop you doing the things you love.”

Mr Pampel wears hearing aids that make the piano sound natural. He is then able to re-play the music by working out the notes that he can hear.

“It gives me the most amazing sense of wellbeing. I appreciate the discipline, love the creativity and the emotion of producing live piano music. Playing is so exhilarating – it’s a natural high for me,” he shared.

Deafblind UK, who supports Mr Pamel, is hosting events and activities during Deafblind Awareness Week in order to raise awareness.

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