Short Film: Lucien Leinfelder: The Pianist Who Played Through Parkinson’s, USA

Deda18b05a posterA must for the music library of every pianist and would-be-pianist, American piano great Lucien Leinfelder toured the world as a virtuoso stage pianist, and then went on to world acclaim as a university piano teacher to young, gifted students and a master visual artist/painter. 20 years ago, Lucien was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and to this very day miraculously plays on in weekly concerts that amaze the medical profession and inspire patients the world over. Be uplifted and motivated by this beautiful story of the pianist who will never give up/never give in and who has been dubbed “the pianist with the hands of an angel”.


“…the pianist possesses a jewel of a piano hand, harnessed by an explosive imagination…a man of scope and potency.” TELEGRAAF, Amsterdam

“He achieved technical clarity during passages of hair-raising difficulty…brilliant by any standard.” THE TIMES, London

“…great style, impeccable finger work, a rich range of sonorities, a delicate touch.” LE JOURNAL de GENEVE

“…exceptionally colorful tone and virtuosity.” DONNERSTAG KURIER

“…pyrotechnical brilliance…dictated by unfailing good taste.” NEW YORK TIMES

Director Biography

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Josh Knight – Film Director; Recording Artist Josh Knight; raised in Mesquite, Texas. Multiple state awards & recognition; Proud member of BMI & (NARAS) The Recording Academy.
(Student of Full Sail University)

Josh began a serious music interest when meeting B.B. King at the age of 16. Blues became a passion after he dabbled with hard rock, pop, jazz, and a wee bit of country. He spent the last year traveling all over TX and beyond, providing headlining support for the House of Blues (Dallas & Houston), state fairs, festivals and casinos.

His debut album (World N’ Trouble featuring bassist Tommy Shannon from SRV & Double Trouble) was submitted into the 56th Annual Grammy Awards along with recognition from BMI.

Early in 2014 Josh made his television debut on Good Day. Not to mention, collaborating with Hall of Famers, Grammy Award Winners, and co-writing with up and comers alike, at his very own recording studio in Mesquite TX, Studio Knights.

Director Statement

“I wear many hats… I’m more than just a director… but, I believe in team” – Josh Knight


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    Classical, Special Interest, Inspirational
  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 26, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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