“This pint-size piano prodigy is truly note-worthy.
A 3-year-old piano whiz became the youngest person ever to win a prestigious international music competition — earning her a performance spot at Carnegie Hall, her dad told The Post.
Little Brigitte Xie, of Ridgefield, Conn., first started taking lessons to pass the time during the coronavirus lockdown last June, according to her proud papa, Tao Xie.
“We tried to keep her entertained. She started playing a little bit while she was stuck at home during the pandemic,” Xie said. “I was surprised at how quickly she got good. I thought it was amazing.”
The talented tot had a knack for the instrument, and quickly learned to read sheet music and follow cues too, said her piano teacher,Felicia Feng Zhang.
“She is really exceptional,” Zhang, who teaches in Greenwich, told the station. “She listens so well. When I demonstrate, she really watches what I did and imitates well.”
Seeing her potential, Zhang tapped into the child’s innate skillset and urged her to practice more.
“I said, ‘Brigitte, do you like a challenge? Would you like to be on stage?’” Zhang said.
This spring, the miniature musician became the youngest first-place winner of the Elite International Music Competition — which showcases young pianists, instrumentalists, vocalists, and small chamber ensembles.
The win landed her a performance slot at Carnegie Hall, as part of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, in November…..”
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