Chen Lin loves the piano, having developed an unusually fine sense of hearing and concentration — abilities that have served her well as she has learned to play. She touches the hearts of many. Chen Lin is blind. Born in Shantou, Guangdong province in 2010, Chen is “different”. She suffers from a rare congenital condition that took her eyesight at birth. Her experiences growing up were unlike other children. Yet, despite her disability, Chen refuses to bow to fate. It was music that opened her world. While Chen can’t see, her other senses are sharper than those of ordinary people. With her excellent perception and diligent practice, she developed quickly on the piano and began to perform on stage after only one year. After two years, she started winning international prizes. She won the classical performance award in the finals of the Antonio Vivaldi Art Festival in Vienna, Austria, when she was just 9 years old. In May, she won first prize in her group for a solo in the preliminaries of the Oxford International Piano Open. Chen’s mother, surnamed Lin, has been there for her at every step. She remembered being shocked at the sight of her baby daughter’s… Read full this story
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