At some point over the last 18 months, each of us has probably thought about taking up some new pastime. Some of us have even followed through — a gesture at self-improvement or just a way not to go stir-crazy in COVID times.
Last fall, Brigitte Xie took up the piano. Now, just a year later, she’s become the youngest winner of the prestigious Elite International Music Competition. The prize? A performance on stage at Carnegie Hall.
Even more impressive: Brigitte is 4 years old.
Here she is performing recently on ABC’s Live With Kelly & Ryan.
Brigitte’s dad, Tao Xie signed her up to take Zoom piano classes when she was 3 years old (and two months!) as a way to pass the time during the pandemic.
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