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Seven-Year-Old Greek Piano Prodigy Composes “Isolation Waltz”

Young Greek piano prodigy Stelios Kerasidis. File photo

Stelios Kerasidis, the 7-year-old Greek pianist and composer who has stunned the entire world with his talent, has now composed a new work, titled “Isolation Waltz,” inspired by the coronavirus pandemic.

The composition is a moving piece of music dedicated to all the people who have either suffered or continue to suffer all across the world from the disease, as well as those who are forced to stay at home, in isolation.

The piano wonder child, who started performing in public at the age of five — and performed at Carnegie Hall at the age of six — has been composing his own music for over a year now, to critical acclaim.

It was October 31, 2018 when Kerasidis won the first prize at the 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards Invited Winners List after a magnificent performance at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall. Playing a Chopin waltz for his audience and judges, he also became the youngest Greek musician of all time to play at Carnegie Hall.

The Greek prodigy had already won an award at the age of five, when he received first prize at the international “Citta di Spoleto” piano competition in Italy.

Young Stelios started playing piano at three, when he took the first official lesson from his pianist father, who is also a music teacher. It it was not long before the young boy’s talent was recognized by his teachers and the music world in general.

So far, he has also performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein, as well as playing with the Athenian Sinfonietta orchestra.

Kerasidis became widely known to Greek audiences after his participation in the television show ”Greece You Got Talent,” where he amazed both the judges and the audience.

Since then, an entire nation has followed the progress of the prodigy, marveling at his tremendous talent. Now, during one of the most difficult moments in recent history for the whole world, his “Isolation Waltz” is a somber soundtrack, very appropriate for the times.

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