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Schoolboy, 10, hailed as new Mozart

By T.K. Randall
October 8, 2009 · Comment icon 17 comments



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A 10-year-old schoolboy has been hailed as the new Mozart, with only four hours of practice a week and having had only four months of lessons he is able to play and compose complex musical pieces with ease.
A British schoolboy has been hailed as the new Mozart, despite having had piano lessons for just four months. Shane Thomas, 10, practises for only four hours a week but already plays to a high standard and composes classical music scores in his head.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (17)


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Comment icon #8 Posted by Dr Alien 13 years ago
However, all the luck. We need real musicianship again. there still is, its just in the genres that isnt as popular as pop music and R&B etc.
Comment icon #9 Posted by SQLserver 13 years ago
There's no room for serious musicians these days in the "music" industry. However, all the luck. We need real musicianship again. Eh, obviously you are not familiar with the classical community? A large number of adults AND kids are into classical music, and it is certainly a thriving community across the entire world... Not quite sure where you are coming from here, but you are very wrong if you think that modern music consists solely of Kanye West. You are extremely misinformed about the state of music if you think classicalism is dead.
Comment icon #10 Posted by BeethovensPiano 13 years ago
br /Eh, obviously you are not familiar with the classical community? A large number of adults AND kids are into classical music, and it is certainly a thriving community across the entire world... Not quite sure where you are coming from here, but you are very wrong if you think that modern music consists solely of Kanye West. br /You are extremely misinformed about the state of music if you think classicalism is dead.br /br /br /br /Indeed. And in fact there are an estimated 30 million children in China studying the piano as a classical instrument.
Comment icon #11 Posted by L33TNerd 13 years ago
He's talented...just...NOT "Mozart". From the clip shown it's nothing amazing. It's good, but I've heard better from asian 5 year olds. What's all the fuss about? Kinda cocky, too. I don't like it when child prodigies get cocky about a random skill seem to have been born with, and not over something that takes serious practice and perseverance.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Archer1945 13 years ago
He's talented...just...NOT "Mozart". From the clip shown it's nothing amazing. It's good, but I've heard better from asian 5 year olds. What's all the fuss about?Kinda cocky, too. I don't like it when child prodigies get cocky about a random skill seem to have been born with, and not over something that takes serious practice and perseverance. I think you will find most of those "Asian 5 year olds" have been taking lessons almost from the time they were able to reach the keys of a piano. As both his teacher and others said his talent is totally natural and just needs the correct guidance. I am... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by DurgaMata 13 years ago
He knew he could play when he was 3, its as if he was a pianist in a past life.
Comment icon #14 Posted by lkayn 13 years ago
He knew he could play when he was 3, its as if he was a pianist in a past life. Imagine that past life being Mozart. That'd be pretty amusing.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Purplos 13 years ago
I think the most impressive thing about this - that some people seem to be overlooking - is that he is composing complete classical songs in his head and then writing them down. Plus, he seems to be a natural, instead of one of these kids whose parents tie them to a piano at 2 years old and force to practice for five hours per day.
Comment icon #16 Posted by behaviour??? 13 years ago
Hmm...That is purely inborn talent...i also read about the worlds youngest black belt Thanks B???
Comment icon #17 Posted by Dr Alien 13 years ago
Hmm...That is purely inborn talent...i also read about the worlds youngest black belt Thanks B??? kids these days


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