You Gotta Listen to this 5-Year-Old Perform an Impossible Piano Piece
There are some child musicians out there who have truly wowed us.
Evan Le is one of them — 5-years-old and already a prodigy on the piano, beautifully mastering seemingly impossible pieces of music intended for much older pianists.
And his rendition of “Diễm Xưa,” or “A Woman Named Diem,” by Trinh Cong Son and arranged by Claudia Yun Xi is reaching the ears of millions across the internet.
In 2011 in California, Le was born. At an early age, his older brother got a toy piano that he wasn’t interested in — but little Evan sure was, quickly becoming obsessed and passionate with the instrument.
Soon, the toy piano was replaced by an electric one and by the time he was 3 years old, according to his official Facebook, he was taking lessons and became “able to listen to simple nursery rhymes and play very similar tunes on the piano.”
Although his parents were criticized for his musical interest, they themselves actually have no background in music and “[his] musical journey was not initiated.”
In fact, like any child his age, he enjoys going to the park and playing with Legos. Music comes natural to him. He can read and memorize pieces quickly and even compose.
“Whenever he wanted to show his piano skills to others he always insisted on playing his own music rather than music pieces he’s learned,” reads his Facebook page.
However, until an original comes along, his performance of a Vietnamese poet’s song about loss will literally be music to your ears. Give it a listen and be inspired thanks to this kid’s amazing skills.
We can’t wait to hear little Le’s next big hit and, if you’re interested, check out his YouTube for more.
Your Daily Dish reached out to Evan Le Official for a comment.