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Pianist Romayne Wheeler Shares Stories From An Extraordinary Career

Romayne Wheeler / Courtesy
 

Romayne Wheeler / Courtesy

Romayne Wheeler’s passion for classical music has taken him around the globe. At a young age, he moved from northern California to Vienna, Austria to study piano, and went on to become a prolific composer and performer.

Then 20 years ago he packed his Steinway in a dump truck and moved to the Sierra Tarahumara mountains in Mexico. He built a hospital for youth, a private airstrip so doctors could gain access to the remote region, and he took on a young indigenous man to be his protégé.

Wheeler performed original music, and told his extraordinary story on Insight with Beth Ruyak. You can see a video of his performance below. 

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