Nick’s story: From hitting rock bottom to hitting the high notes
Nick Cornish lost the ability to play his beloved oboe after he flew head-first off a mountain bike, breaking his neck. Now, he’s back performing on stage.
His cherished oboe in his lap, Nick Cornish couldn’t lift a finger to hold it. The Dunedin professional musician, a man who had lived and breathed music his whole life, was distraught.
The weight of it was too much for his weakened hand; his fingers couldn’t move to play the keys; his spirits were sunk.
“I was utterly crushed by that. I probably thought at that stage that it was maybe the end of my oboe-playing career. That was hard.”
Nick had broken his neck about six months earlier.
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ACC: November 17, 2020