Many compare the Greek piano prodigy Stelios Kerasidis with the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Recently, he once again garnered applause when he gave a concert at Rome airport that went viral across all social media platforms.
At just ten years old, the pianist rates as one of the Top 100 greatest talents in the world at the recent Global Child Prodigy Awards. This is not the first time Kerasidis, who has been playing piano since he was three years of age, has received note-worthy attention for his outstanding musical ability. His recognition at this year’s Giuseppe Sciacca International Awards in Italy was a very special moment for the young pianist. Together with his many others prizes, he has established a bright legacy for his musical future.
Airport in Rome in frenzy over Kerasidis
A few days ago after his recognition at the prestigious Giuseppe Sciacca International Awards, Stelios Kerasidis was at the airport in Rome, where he discovered a piano inside the airport lounge.
The 10-year-old musician decided to play in order to “see what will happen”. The results vindicated him as expected and the video went viral on Facebook and TikTok.
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According to his Facebook page, which his parents run, Stelios then discovered a second piano a short time later and wreaked ”EVEN more havoc in the main hall’’. Evidently, he blew away the passers-by who heard him and went into a frenzy during his performance.
The prodigy who started at the age of three
Kerasidis started playing piano at three when he took the first official lesson from his father, a pianist and music teacher. It was not long before the teachers and the music world recognized the boy’s talent. By the age of 5 he was performing in public and at Carnegie Hall at six. Ever since, Kerasidis has been composing his own music to critical acclaim.
On October 31, 2018, Kerasidis won first prize at the 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards Invited Winners List after a magnificent performance at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall. Playing a Chopin waltz for his audience and judges, he also became the youngest Greek musician of all time to play at Carnegie Hall.
The Greek prodigy had already received first prize at the international “Citta di Spoleto” piano competition in Italy.
His piano composition “isolation waltz” during the quarantine, was heard around the world and considered an anthem to hope and humanity. He has also performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein, as well as played with the Athenian Sinfonietta orchestra.
Kerasidis became widely known to Greek audiences after his participation in the television show Greece You Got Talent. In the show, he amazed both the judges and the audience.
Since then, an entire nation has followed the progress of the prodigy, marveling at his tremendous talent.
Earlier this year, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kerasidis composed a moving instrumental anti-war message to humanity. It was inspired by his favourite composer Chopin’s etude opus 10 in F minor.
His most recent release ”Agony” became a great success at the global streaming charts. It also accompanied the official trailer of the student section of the Drama International Short Film Festival.
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