If you ask me…Mark Pampel

Mark Pampel is a founder member of the hearing and sight-impaired group at the charity Sense

Who has influenced you the most?
Beethoven. I empathise with his deafness, trying to play the piano and keeping sane.

Which professional has helped you most?
My hearing therapist Claire Lazenbury; she has a calm voice.

What one thing would you change about care services in your area?
They need to be more helpful and understanding to patients.

What one thing would make your life better?
Remaining calm when facing severe difficulties.

What three words best describe you?
Compassionate, musical, a thespian.

What event most changed your life?
Performing piano music in public on an incredible grand piano at the Composers Forum London Concert in September.

What super power do you wish you had?
To live to 150 and be in good health!

If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
Purchase a house by the sea with a grand piano; give some to charity and to family.

When and where did you have most fun?
Staying with Sir Michael and Lady Jane Hanham and playing a 1828 grand piano.

What is your favourite expression?
To do what people say you cannot do.

Who would you like to swap places with?
The concert pianist at the Royal Festival Hall.

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