When we think of world-renowned art, we picture galleries and concert halls in sophisticated, cultured cities: London, New York and Paris, for example. We don’t think of Hochheim, Texas, a small farm town rarely mistaken as a land of opportunity. But for one 6-year-old boy, opportunity came knocking there, in the form of what at the time was a disappointing birthday present: piano lessons. This unwanted gift changed everything for Carl St.Clair.

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