Gavin George is a 9-year-old piano prodigy that has played major concert halls around the world.
Off stage, you would say that George looks and acts just like any 9-year old boy.
But when he sits at a piano, you will be amazed. According to his teachers, they have never seen anything like it.
He spent a year learning to play Beethoven' concerto No. 3.
“It's the biggest piece I've ever played with an orchestra,” said George.
In fact, it’s 96 pages with 996 measures.
So when he dawned his tuxedo and walked on to the stage Sunday with the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra at the Midland Theatre in Newark, the crowd soon realized that this boy was about to play nearly 40 minutes of the most challenging music ever written.
He didn’t even have the music sheets in front of him.
“Once I played it for a little bit, I could just remember it my mind,” he said.
From his home in Granville, where he plays in his socks, the child prodigy perfects his piano prowess.
And he says it’s fun.
George said the best part of playing the piano is sharing his talent with the world.
“I really enjoy making the people happy"
George began playing piano at age three and began reading music at age four.
He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and Luxembourg.
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