This incredible 8-year-old can conduct Liszt better than you ever will

25 October 2019, 14:41 | Updated: 25 October 2019, 15:23

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Worried about the future of classical music? Just watch this incredible eight-year-old boy conduct an entire symphonic piece by Liszt – multiple hair flourishes included.

Edward Yudenich is one of the youngest conductors in the world, and an undeniable prodigy.

He conducts the Student Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Music in Pashkent, Uzbekistan, and is a student of professor Vladimir Neymer, one of the country’s most revered conductors.

In the video above, Edward can be seen conducting the Uzbekistan State Orchestra in Liszt’s ‘Les Preludes’, the third of his 13 symphonic poems.

His conducting is precise and dynamic – and he clearly has the entire thing memorised like the back of his hand.

*backs away in awe*