The Byron Janis Project: Passion, Perseverance and Virtuosity Fact Sheet
September 29, 2010
The legendary Byron Janis, internationally renowned as “one of the world’s greatest pianists,” returns to the spotlight.
PBS will air a Peter Rosen documentary The Byron Janis Story starting in October, “dedicated to all those who have overcome adversity.”
Overcomes devastating accident, age 11, to little finger leaving it permanently numb.
Autobiography Chopin and Beyond: My Extraordinary Life in Music and the Paranormal published in November, speaks of a life full of international glamour and triumphs despite adversity.
Chosen by US Government to open first Cultural Exchange US/USSR, 1960.
Painful psoriatic arthritis strikes both hands and wrists, kept secret for 12 years until a White House performance in 1985 when Nancy Reagan announced his becoming a national spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation.
Both instances compel Janis to re-teach himself to play, doctors consider it a miracle.
Amongst countless honors, recently written into Congressional Record honoring him as “musician, diplomat and inspiration.”
Reveals for the first time many spiritual and amazing experiences in the world of the paranormal.
Married to Maria Cooper, a talented painter and daughter of Gary Cooper, has collaborated on TV projects and is a researcher in parapsychology.
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