Russian pianist Elena Klionsky began playing piano at the age of five— and started performing publicly at age six. But her musical career came to an abrupt halt in 2002 after a severe hand injury. She was told she would never play the piano again. But Elena beat the odds and can once again do what she loves. Elena is in South Florida for a benefit performance. She is now known as the Piano Phoenix and she shares her story with Irika.


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