The tune coming from the baby grand piano was classical, with a hint of Spanish influence, the sound filling the music store deep and resonating. Treble notes flew from the keys in rapid succession, while bass notes reverberated in a syncopated counter to the melody.
Bent over the keyboard of a piano at the Clark Music store in Clifton Park Center with an intensity beyond his years, 17-year-old David Lou played his recital piece, “Cordoba,” a late 19th-century composition by composer Isaac Albéniz.
And he did it all with one hand.
Born with a left arm that ends at his elbow, Lou will be a senior at Shenendehowa High School. He is ranked second in his class academically, plays on the school’s varsity tennis team and has submitted an early application to Princeton University.Continue Reading