Piano star – level 3

16-08-2021 07:00

Brigitte Xie is a four-year-old piano prodigy who has won a spot to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Brigitte’s father signed her up for online piano classes on Zoom about a year ago when the video conferencing program became a popular way to attend all kinds of classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. He didn’t expect that his daughter would be a prodigy; however, he was happily surprised that it happened.

When she was just three years and two months old, her piano teacher observed Brigitte’s curious mind and love to learn. The teacher said the girl’s big eyes watched her on how she demonstrated and that Brigitte’s concentration was really high.

Brigitte’s feet hang above the floor when the small girl sits on the piano seat, and her hands move quickly across the piano keys. Brigitte can read music, she can play Beethoven’s Sonatina in F major, and she was the youngest winner of the prestigious Elite International Music Competition.

Difficult words: prodigy (a young person with exceptional qualities or abilities), demonstrate (to show), prestigious (respected and admired for its quality).

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