Blind musician Takashi Kikuchi is on a high after playing in front of a global audience at the Paralympic Games and is now preparing for more performances with the prestigious British Paraorchestra.

The 43-year-old Kikuchi is one of several elite disabled musicians chosen earlier this year to form the Paraorchestra, which performed alongside Coldplay during the Paralympics closing ceremony in London in September.

Kikuchi describes the experience as a career high and is now in discussions with the Paraorchestra and the London-based Inner Vision Orchestra on further concerts and recitals.