A three-year-old is set to become the youngest ever person to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.
In case you didn't know, Carnegie Hall has seen the likes of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Tchaikovsky grace its hallowed hall.
Bridgette Xie, 3, from Ridgefield, Connecticut in the U.S., is slated to make her debut, performing Mozart as part of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in November, 2021.
Picked up piano during lockdown
According to the New York Post, Xie first began taking piano lessons last June, as a means to pass the time during lockdown.
Xie quickly demonstrated a talent for the instrument, according to her piano teacher, Felicia Feng Zhang.
In an interview with NBC New York, Zhang elaborated that Xie is a prodigy:
"I said, 'now can you play right hand D major, left hand C major, right hand G major'...Then she went, boom boom boom, make all the different moves. That’s very ...for that three years old it is really amazing."
Xie's mum, Nicole Sun, who also plays the piano, added that she was "deeply moved" when she first heard her daughter playing a piece.
And after months of practice, Xie has won first place in two competitions; she became the youngest first-place winner of the Elite International Music Competition earlier in spring.
Xie’s father, Tao Xie, told the New York Post that his daughter was “drawn to music” as the family loves music, and often plays everything from classical to pop at home and during car rides.
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