manami ito

   Manami Ito, a violinist with a prosthetic arm

The 36-year-old is a qualified nurse and a former Paralympian swimmer who has spent the years since she lost her right arm in a motorbike accident 2004, defying her naysayers she continued to pursue her passion for #music.

She went back to study and became the first amputee nurse in Japan. She got into swimming seeing some amputee individuals play sports and secured the 4th place in 100m breaststroke in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and the 8th place in the 2012 London games. Thirteen years later, Manami was able to get a new lightweight prosthetic arm with a specially made prosthetic bow. In 2019, she performed on a new talent show called “The World’s Best,” hosted by James Cordon, in Hollywood, California, calling herself “The Miracle Violinist” and brought tears to the eyes of many when she began playing.

She uses a #robotic #mechanical hand with #AI synchronisation to move with her shoulder.

Manami is currently touring across 2 countries and has 4 upcoming concerts. Their next tour date is at Ormside Projects in London, after that they’ll be at Nui in Ibiza.

So whats your excuse?