Piano-playing child prodigy visits SA

By admin
18 November 2011

He’s performed with the likes of Elton John, Beyoncé and Josh Groban, headlined sold-out concerts around the world and hosted a one-hour musical showcase on a major US TV network – all before his 11th birthday. 

Meet Ethan Bortnick, the piano-playing wünderkind of Florida, America, who became an international prodigy almost overnight.

With 10-year-old Ethan’s star still rising he was in South Africa recently as part of a world tour to give music-lovers a taste of his brilliance at a concert at Gold Reef City, Joburg.

“I’m just an ordinary kid with a talent for playing the piano,” he tells YOU’s Latashia Naidoo from Florida shortly before he departs for our shores – a trip he’s excited about.

“I’ve never been to South Africa before but I know it’s in Africa and all the way at the bottom. I’m just glad to be able to share my talents with my South African fans.”

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