Talent

A boy sits at the piano, plays “Flight Of The Bumblebee” even faster than original

May 22nd, 2020

“Flight Of The Bumblebee” is one of the most familiar classical pieces, mostly because it’s frequently used in popular culture.

The composition is meant to evoke the rapidly changing flying pattern of bumblebee and was written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1899 or 1900.

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The Internet is full of mind-blowing fast versions of this Korsakov piece, but we had to feature one five-year-old boy from Hong Kong who did it perfectly well and stole our hearts.

The famous flight doesn’t look like much on paper though.

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As this video shows, looks can be deceiving.

When we looked at the sheet and saw notes for the famous composition, they weren’t so impressive. But we all know how they sound, and we can see that the young Andy Lee, better known as Tsung Tsung, has an amazing talent. The youngster is so good that you have to see it to believe it.

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Most people didn’t believe that it was he who plays the famous Rimsky-Korsakov piece, but they shut up when the boy performed it on Ellen.

His smiling attitude and unbelievably fast hand movements will leave you stunned and make you fall in love with this child.

Tsung’s father is an adorable man.

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The father can’t be seen in the video, but we can hear him talk to Andy before he starts to play.

The father is the one filming it all, and his son is already named the Hong Kong piano prodigy, and his father is keeping the things relaxed. They converse in Chinese, but there’s a translation written on the screen. The boy is sitting at the piano, and his father asks him if he knows to play “The Flight Of The Bumblebee.” The boy answers positively, and his father jokingly mentions that Tsung Tsung is wearing a yellow T-Shirt that makes him match to a bumblebee.

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The child smiles happily and calmly.

His father knows him well enough to shoo away his stage fright, and it’s clear they have a great relationship. It’s a perfect example of a parent supporting a child’s talent without pushing him into things. Tsung Tsung takes his time before running his fingers over that piano keyboard—and that’s when the magic happens.

He clearly has raw talent and a love for music.

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Little Andy seems to completely love playing the piano.

He loves music and he’s spontaneous. The way his hands move is almost unbelievable. It’s hard to believe that such a young child can play so fast without making any errors on the way! We can’t imagine the amount of practice it takes to be this good by the age of five, but we’re pretty sure Tsung Tsung does it all with a smile on his face.

Since the clip was posted, Andy Lee has already racked up millions of YouTube views.

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The boy doesn’t shy away from performing the most virtuosic piano pieces, and his audience loves it.

The video is from 2013 and it got almost three million YouTube views! Tsung Tsung started playing the piano when he was three years old and is still actively pursuing success in music. We don’t know if he’s the next child star, but we definitely know that he has what it takes. We wish him the best success with future works. If anyone deserves a standing ovation, this little boy does!

Check out the full performance in the clip below:

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Source: YouTube/tsung tsung

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