At 5 years old, this girl is a total piano prodigy

29 August 2017, 14:39

Anke Chen - Mozart Piano Sonata No 12 in F (1)

This is Anke when she was just five years old...

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By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Here’s the bad news: Anke Chen is probably better at piano than you will ever be.

Anke Chen was born in January 2011 (she is five years old in the video above) and can play Mozart, Bach and Chopin like a pianist of four times her age.

Aged four, Anke began taking piano lessons at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China, with her teacher Zhang Feng. And now aged six, she can play like THIS:

Anke Chen - Chopin 'Minute Waltz' in D flat major, Op. 64 (1)

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Nope, your maths isn’t going dodgy, that is literally two years’ worth of practice.

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And she doesn’t even need sheet music… watch her play Bach’s Prelude No.6 in D minor here from memory:

Anke Chen - J.S.Bach Prelude No.6 in D Minor

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A comment on her YouTube channel reads: “[Have we found] a successor of Lang Lang?”

Perhaps we have; or perhaps Anke Chen will just be brilliantly virtuosic in her own right. Remember that name in ten years’ time…

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