Impromptu
Violin prodigy performing in the streets joined by adorable impromptu dancer
These two make quite the team!
D.G. Sciortino
12.12.22

Karolina Protsenko doesn’t just play the violin. She totally rocks the violin.

Karolina plays it with her entire body and soul.

She truly feels every note that she plays. She had an entire street stop to jam out to her cover of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating.”

YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin
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YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin

Some of those passersby even joined in as backup dancers, including an adorable little girl.

Karolina is a 14-year-old Ukrainian violin prodigy who moved to the U.S. when she was 6-years-old.

Karolina has music in her blood, which is evident in her playing. Both of her parents play the guitar.

She picked up the violin in 2014 and started taking her performances to the streets in 2017.

Lots of her busking performances ended up going viral after onlookers began uploading videos of her them to social media.

Apparently, her favorite place to busk is in Santa Monica at the 3rd Street Promenade. Her viral status even landed her a stamp of approval from “The Ellen Show.”

Her YouTube page even shows Karolina’s vocal performance.

But it’s her video of her the Dua Lipa cover that ended up getting 39 million views alone.

The video shows Karolina passionately playing along to a drum beat as she dances and twirls around during her performance.

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YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin

The people watching were clapping and grooving along. But there was one little girl who was especially feeling it.

The little girl was mesmerized by Karolina’s energy.

So much so that she started to dance along at Karolina’s side. She was a bit shy at first.

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YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin

But it didn’t take her long to become enchanted by the beat, skipping and hopping along with her new musical friend.

Karolina lit up that entire street with joy just by doing what she does best.

But she says that the little girl was the real star of the show.

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YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin

“Incredible girl joins my street performance. She is so cute!” she wrote in the caption of her video.

Karolina’s fans on YouTube got a kick out of both girls.

“Your performance made ppl happy, and the little girl could feel the good vibes and expressed her talent! This is a great example of how humans should be more of themselves and uplift each other through creativity and community,” one commenter wrote

YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin
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YouTube Screenshot - Karolina Protsenko Violin

“Karolina offers the sweet enticement, mom encourages the little girl to get with it, and then magically, the girl takes off into the world of music,” said another.

“I’ve never seen a dancing violinist! You’re amazing. What a lovely way to spread light and joy! Much success to you!” and another.

“Levitating” is a super popular song off of Lipa’s second studio album “Future Nostalgia.” It was written by Lipa, Clarence Coffee Jr., Sarah Hudson, and Koz.




The electro-disco dance song was remixed by The Blessed Madonna, which featured Missy Elliot and spent 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts making it the longest-charting song by a female artist.

Watch Karolina’s rendition of the song in the video below.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at [email protected]
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