A three-year-old pianist recently became the youngest individual to win a prestigious music competition which earned her a performance slot at Carnegie Hall.
Brigitte Xie of Ridgefield, Connecticut, began taking lessons during the coronavirus lockdown in June 2020, her father, Tao Xie told the New York Post.
“We tried to keep her entertained. She started playing a little bit while she was stuck at home during the pandemic,” he said. “I was surprised at how quickly she got good. I thought it was amazing.”
The little girl had a knack for the instrument and it did not take long for her to learn to read sheet music and follow cues, according to her teacher, Felicia Feng Zhang.
“She is really exceptional,” Zhang, who is the founder of All Talent Academy in Greenwich, explained. “She listens so well. When I demonstrate, she really watches what I did and imitates well.”