Stir­ling piano prodigy (7) plays Carnegie Hall

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STIR­LING piano player Jin­nry Zhuang has had his first in­ter­na­tional per­for­mance at just seven years old.

The Year 2 Hale School stu­dent was in­vited to per­form at the Golden Key Fes­ti­val in New York last month.

“It was very fun but I was a lit­tle ner­vous,” he said.

“I try to think of some­thing else and I just think of play­ing the piano.”

He played at the pres­ti­gious Carnegie Hall af­ter win­ning gold for his au­di­tion piece.

Jin­nry started learn­ing piano two years ago and said he was “al­ways ex­cited” to play.

His mother Ling was ini­tially hes­i­tant when he asked to learn piano, as she had a bad ex­pe­ri­ence as a child.

She said she was sur­prised how quickly he picked it up and late last year his teacher sug­gested he en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion.

“It hap­pened so fast,” she said.

“He works and tried very hard. You can feel his pas­sion.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Young mae­stro Jin­nry Zhuang. www.com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au d484281

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