Impromptu

Tourist sits down at open piano, plays so well that he gets a standing ovation

September 11th, 2020

People definitely recognize great talent when they see it.

On public pianos, you get to see plenty of people trying out their skills on the piano—but only a few skilled pianists can fully command the crowd’s attention.

In this clip, a multi-talented man visits a mall in San Francisco to play on a public piano.

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Lucien Lu is one talented man.

He has different sets of skills that are pretty useful in various situations. Lu is a skilled videographer and he single-handedly manages his own production business.

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Just as he is well versed in both small and large-scale video production jobs, he is also a talented pianist.

He has a YouTube channel called EasyPianoHacks where he uploads fun pieces he has played, along with some song tutorials and occasional performances in public spaces, as self-promotion for his piano tutoring business.

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As the video shows, Lu tried to entertain the people at the mall by playing the piano.

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Lu decided to show up to the mall at a time of peak traffic and sat at a white Yamaha piano that was placed at the center of the mall.

He begins with a classical piano piece, Chopin’s “Fantaisie-Impromptu.” The piece was played perfectly and neatly, but as he gracefully moved his fingers on the keys, he noticed no one was stopping to watch him play.

A Marvel soundtrack was what was catching people’s attention.

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He decided to mix it up by adding in a tune that would certainly be recognized by a lot of Marvel fans—the original theme song of The Avengers.

As he played music from the movie’s official soundtrack, he noticed the shoppers stopping one by one as they recognized the music. Lu enjoyed the spotlight as a crowd formed around him, everyone’s eyes glued on him. He wrote in the video description that he screwed up some parts of the song, but listening to it here, you can barely notice it.

He performed one more song for his interested crowd: an improvised version of the music from Pirates of the Caribbean.

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The crowd was certainly enjoying watching Lu play the piano, and he had one last piece for them.

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Listening to it will make you feel like you are traveling the high seas on a pirate ship.

Lu performed the piece as if it were his own, but he was careful enough to retain its original qualities. The result is a pretty amazing show!

After all that, Lu pulled off a surprising ending for the medley’s finale.

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His fast fingers skimmed through the piano keys smoothly, and his playing was exhilarating to hear.

Lu gave the song some more build-up as he brought everything to a close. As he struck the remaining chords of the song, he followed it all with a butt bomb on the keys for an explosive finale. The crowd was left speechless, and they showed their amazement by giving Lu a big round of applause. He posted the video in March this year, and so far, it has 13,000 views.

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If you are looking for an online piano tutor, you should check him out on his channel and other social media accounts! If this video is any indication, he’s probably a great teacher.

Watch the full performance in the link below:

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Source: YouTube/EasyPianoHacks

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