Zhang Yuanjun, a 23-year-old music lover who has cerebral palsy and autism, will perform with Chinese pianist Lang Lang in August in Shenyang, northeastern China’s Liaoning province.
Born with cerebral-palsy and autism, Zhang is reluctant to communicate with the outside world, but has a strong interest in music. Thanks to his mother’s efforts, Zhang not only can play piano, but can sing in various languages, including Italian, Russian, Hindu, and Arabic. His dream is to become a great pianist like Richard Clayderman.
Zhang started learning piano in 2012. After years of efforts, the talented man passed advanced piano exams, won first prize in a national piano contest, and even performed on China Central Television (CCTV). Now he has been invited to perform with China’s top-level pianist Lang Lang in Shenyang next month.