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Pianist Byron Janis Delivers Beautiful Music and Inspiration Despite Arthritis

By October 8, 2013

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Imagine playing the piano since the age of 4. Imagine that you had the opportunity to learn from the world's great musicians, then signed a record contract at the age of 18. Imagine appearing at Carnegie hall and making recordings and appearances that earned recognition and honors. Then, at the age of 45, you are diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. That is a peek into the story of world-renowned pianist, Byron Janis.

Did Janis' doctor encourage him to continue playing or did his doctor urge him to stop? What decisions did Janis make after his diagnosis? Read more in Byron Janis: Pianist Doesn't Allow Psoriatic Arthritis to Stop the Music.

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