7 Most Astonishing Child-Musicians on YouTube

Take a bow before this incredible talent

Sep 5, 2016
Eduarda Henklein covers AC/DC's TNT together with her father on the guitar

Eduarda Henklein plays the drums, the bass, and sings - and she is still in elementary school (Youtube)

Every once in awhile, there comes a child that is so awe-inspiringly talented, it will make your head spin. Join us, sit back and prepare yourself to be inspired and utterly baffled by the musical abilities of these child prodigies.

1. THIS PRE-SCHOOLER PLAYING BACH

Remember life as a pre-schooler? Playing with your friends in kindergarten, finger-painting, building legos, and then coming home to practice your Bach sonatas? No?! Well, that’s what Jacob Velazquez does.

2. THE 11-YEAR OLD CELLO PRODIGY

At the tender age of 11, Malik Kofi has already been showered with praise from the musical community. He has been lauded as an “extremely talented cellist” by his adult contemporaries and even had a documentary made about his talents.

3. THIS LITTLE ROCK STAR

If you have children - or know children - you know that most 5-year-olds enjoy banging on things that make a lot of noise. But very few do it with such talent as Eduarda Henklein, who could already play the drums before she could properly talk. Just see for yourself.

4. THIS 9-YEAR OLD WHO WROTE AN OPERA

Well, technically Alma Deutscher didn’t write a concerto at age 9. She already did that when she was 6 years old. But here you can see her play the Allegro vivace e scherzando from her own violin concerto.

5. THE SLASH-APPROVED GUITARIST

How many people do you know who got a shout-out from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash? And how many of those are 7 years old? Yeah, same here. Zoe Thompson is the name of the lucky girl and once you see her shred through Sweet Child O’ Mine, you’ll understand why.


6. THIS TODDLER PERFORMING WITH ANDRE RIEU

For most toddlers, correctly sorting shapes and colors, and catching a ball are major developmental milestones. Akim Camara was still in diapers when he began to play the violin, and one short year later stood on stage to perform the Concerto G Major op.11 with world-famous violinist and conductor Andre Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra.

7. THE 10-YEAR-OLD PLATINUM-DECORATED SINGER

At only 10 years old, Jackie Evancho became the youngest solo artist ever to debut in the top 10 and has since continued to release a number of albums - two of which gained platinum and gold status. If you think that’s impressive, wait until you hear her voice.

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