Tsung Tsung showed great talent when a video of him playing the piano went viral back in 2012. Tsung was only three when he started to play the piano! It immediately became clear he was a prodigy!
Mozart from Hong Kong stunned the world with his performance in 2012 and became famous worldwide
The most famous example of child music prodigies, Mozart, wrote his first piece of music at age 5. Even though Tsung didn’t write a piece of his own, he stunned the world with his amazing talent despite his young age.
His first video upload ever shows him smiling and talking with his father before showcasing his talent for everyone to see!
Aged only 4-years-old in the video, Tsung found himself in the spotlight and already had a bright future ahead of him
Thung’s first video quickly went viral, it received nearly 15 million views and attracted the attention of major TV networks from America and Japan. The world of opportunities opened for the young virtuoso after he was featured in the Huffington Post as a child star!
His unexpected fame encouraged Tsung to keep improving
Being in the spotlight worked wonders for Tsung, he kept improving over the years and uploading videos of his amazing performances that reached millions of people across the globe and earned him many fans!
One of his performances, however, proved to be controversial. Detractors argued that the incredibly fast tempo of his performance of ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’ was a fake. No 5-year-old could have the skill necessary to perform such a complex piece, even at a normal tempo, online skeptics claimed.
The young piano prodigy proved the naysayers wrong and performed the Flight of the Bumblebee live on The Ellen Show
Up until then, Thung had only performed at home. His first live stage performance, however, was a resounding success! Then only 6, Tsung took to the stage in a white suit and delivered a flawless performance that proved the naysayers wrong!
“It takes adults years to do this one piece he is 5 and mastered it,” wrote one commenter.
“I can’t even play the wrong notes that fast,” another YouTube user wrote.
Child prodigies, truth, or myth?
Tsung’s a great example of a great musical talent showing at an early age but does that mean child prodigies are born or they simply develop skills over time? Is the talent genetic and not learned? Mozart began studying music at the age of 3, under the tutorship of his father, who was a composer and performer as well.
It leads us to the conclusion that prodigies are not born, but made. Their talents are stimulated from an early age by their parents and tutors who take creat care to develop their skills over time.
This fact doesn’t take away anything from Tsung or any other child prodigy’s success and proves that talent in itself means very little without hard work and dedication. Passion is as important as talent!
Only the sky’s the limit for the young prodigy
Tsung has made a name of himself as a child prodigy able to perform complex pieces better than many adults! We’re sure it’s only the beginning of a great musical career! If you’re interested to know more about him and his latest projects, you can visit his Facebook page.
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