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Published on Apr 9, 2013
Standing on a cube, in space! On a cube he stood... fragile, confident and breath-taking. André Heuvelman played the trumpet in this TEDtalk, combining a life-story, with beautiful music. Being young, André wanted to be normal, not handicapped by his shorter left arm. He wanted to play the trumpet, but doctors told him he should wear a brace to support the heavy instrument. "No way!", he said, he wanted to be normal. Instead he went wind-surfing, making his arm so strong he could do without the brace. Windsurfing made him the great musician he now is, simply by not being afraid of the water and the wind.
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