You don’t have to turn on the radio or television to find amazing musical talent. Sometimes all you have to do is walk down the street.
Pedestrians were given a spectacular show one day by a girl playing her violin. However, she’s not your ordinary busker. At just 11-years-old, Karolina Protsenko has stunned many crowds with her skills and even has more than three million subscribers to her YouTube channel.
Just wait until you see this young violinist’s performance of the Elvis classic, “Can’t Help Falling in Love!”
Music is known to run in families, so it’s no surprise that she was raised by musical parents.
Karolina was born in Ukraine to a mom who can play the piano and sing, and a dad who’s skilled at the guitar. At six-years-old, the family moved out to the U.S. where she began taking lessons on the violin. According to Karolina’s bio, she’s classically trained.
In 2017, Karolina started entertaining crowds as a busker in Santa Monica.
If you scroll through the musician’s YouTube channel – you’ll see she’s covered a variety of popular hits for the public like “Perfect,” “A Thousand Years,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Dance Monkey,” and many more.
The warm reactions Karolina would get from crowd members inspired her to keep practicing and performing.
Karolina’s performances have not only been enjoyed by strangers out and about – but her videos have racked up millions of views and she’s become an internet sensation. She was even invited onto The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2019 where she performed “Sunflower.” Afterwards, the youngster told Ellen she was saving her earnings for college.
One day while out busking, Karolina treated passersby to a stunning rendition of the 1961 tune, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
In the video below, shoppers are already surrounding the violinist as she prepares to perform the classic. From the moment she plays the first note – it’s simply beautiful.
One viewer wrote:
“This would stop you in your tracks no matter where you were going.”
Karolina smiles and moves gracefully during the performance, letting her passion shine through.
Different audience members seem to really be enjoying the tune, as you can see them grinning as well. It’s a song that’s full of emotion and at one point, a woman appears to wipe tears from her eyes.
Another viewer commented:
“So many people can play the notes. So few can stir the soul. And here a child does it so easily.”
One highlight that’s oh so sweet is when a teeny girl in a stroller claps for the violinist.
Karolina has an incredible talent that’s led her to gather followers across the globe.
When a fan asked for advice about becoming a better violin player, Karolina responded on Instagram:
“Practice, practice, practice! It’s not easy to play violin. I increased my practicing time from half an hour to two hours and up daily. Learn songs that you love. Never give up when it gets hard! And the most important thing – find someone to encourage you and believe in you!”
There have been numerous artists who’ve covered “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and for many of us – it still melts our hearts every time. Karolina’s violin version is one so beautiful it might leave you wanting tissues too.
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