Four-year-old prodigy creates virtual miracle performing 20 musical pieces, and raising $5,000 in support of Wuhan epidemic
On February 22 at a concert hall in Vancouver, four-year-old Justin held a unique solo piano concert — broadcast live via YouTube — for charity. He is the son of Dr. Jiang Caoyang, chairperson of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society in BC and Executive Director of the World Association of Chinese Doctors. With the giving of so much love at such a young age, this unique concert encouraged ethnic Chinese from all corners of society to take notice and respond enthusiastically. Those present at the concert generously donated over $5,000 that evening, making the concert an astonishing success!
As he emerged on stage like a breath of fresh air, Justin showed no stage fright whatsoever, calmly introducing each piece to be performed: “Spring has Arrived,” “All Nature Awakes,” “Bright Sunshine Spills upon the Land” and “The Birds Begin to Sing.” Young Justin’s every move made all those watching and listening starstruck with admiration.
If in the pre-performance, Justin was bright and cute. But the moment he sat down and his fingers touched the piano keys, he became another person.
With eyes focused and fingers flying across the keyboard, his entire being became one with the piano. No one could tell he was just a four-year-old child who had practiced the piano fo a mere four months!
Within 30 minutes, Justin had performed over 20 Chinese folk piano pieces, ranging from levels one to four. Throughout the performance, he was calm, consistent and extremely engaging, performing each Chinese piece with flare.
You might think of Justin as a musical genius, but his mom, Susanna, says his proficiency is due to his obsession with the piano. “Every day the first thing he wants to do is play the piano. Even when I go to work, he calls me on the phone to play for me. He will only go to school happily if he gets to play the piano for awhile prior to leaving the house. The piano is his very best friend.”
Amazing praise! Throughout the live broadcast, online viewers commented that “this child has unlimited prospects!”
The performance was broadcast live via YouTube and a lot of online viewers who witnessed Justin’s amazing abilities were deeply impressed by his magnificent musical display.