1月25日，维也纳当地时间21时30分，在金色大厅里，当《梁祝》的动人旋律响起这一刻，血液中流淌着音乐的维也纳人除了用心“听”之外，更是屏住气息，齐刷刷地将目光集中在了舞台的左侧――那一侧，被称为“无臂钢琴王子”的刘伟，搁在琴键上的双脚如同施了魔法一般，十趾间缓缓地流淌出浪漫而动人的 《梁祝》。在刘伟之前，金色大厅的观众从没有尝试用眼睛如此专注地“看”音乐。现场，一楼的观众朝台上紧“盯”不放，二楼的观众甚至站起身朝下望去，并互相点头致意。一曲《梁祝》终了，刘伟如往常一样鞠躬谢幕，现场掌声雷鸣，持续了至少2分钟，直至刘伟第二次谢幕结束。 verywen.com
A 23 year old pianist, Liu Wei, gave a memorable performance in Vienna’s Golden Saal concert hall in early 2011. The audience enjoyed beautiful music and with an unforgettable guest performer.
Well-knowledged music fans in Vienna enjoyed a special rendition of the famous Chinese piece Butterfly Lovers, featuring the unique armless pianist, Liu Wei. verywen.com
Liu lost both his arms when he was ten after a high voltage electrical accident that left him in the hospital for 3 months.Wang Xiangying, Liu Wei's mother, said "I found the world had collapsed. What could I do?" copyright verywen.com
Liu Wei stayed in rehabilitation centre for 2 years, and witnessed many deaths. When he got out, he was grateful to be alive.Liu Wei said "I wanted to move on with my life, and if I could, that would be a success for me." verywen.com
Two years after the accident, he was introduced to Beijing’s paralyzed swimming team.Despite being a double-amputee, he managed to take two golds in the National Paralyzed Swimming Championship at 14. copyright verywen.com
But two missing arms weren’t the last of his physical ailments. Soon after his gold medals he was diagnosed with allergic purpura which forbade him from intensive exercise.
Liu's mother said "The moment I found out, I shouted to the sky: What have I done wrong to deserve this?"Liu Wei said "My body bleeds, and my kidney is dysfunctional." 本文来自非常苹果彩票网
The door was shut on sports, but it opened in music, a difference outlet for performance.Tapping keys with a set of toes is even more difficult than it looks.
Zhong Sheng, music producer, said "No one believes it is feasible to play piano with toes." Liu Wei continued "I knew if I tried, I might get a chance at success. If I didn’t try, I would be doomed."
He could not find a teacher to lead him to play with his toes, so he began teaching himself.Liu said "I tried very hard to get my toes separated."Zhong Sheng said "I tried myself, it was impossible." 内容来自非常苹果彩票
He carried on a daily 7-hour practice.Liu said "My improvement gave me hope. I kept practicing and progressed gradually." verywen.com
One year later, he began preforming, and has been unforgettable since.Liu Wei believes losing both his arms gave him a chance to embrace a bigger world.