9-Year Old Piano Prodigy Gavin George

9-Year Old Piano Prodigy Gavin George

Education August 24, 2012 / By THNKR
9-Year Old Piano Prodigy Gavin George

At 9 years old, Gavin deftly plays some of the most difficult piano pieces ever composed and performs at concerts around the world. THNKR invites you into Gavin's universe -- revealing his genius, his consuming drive, but also the naiveté and playfulness of an ordinary nine-year-old boy.

In June, the THNKR team took a trip to Granville, Ohio to meet and film with piano prodigy Gavin George and his family as he prepared for an upcoming performance at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC.

An aspiring concert pianist, Gavin wants to share his passion for music with the world. He says, “One reason I love playing the piano is just because when I play it, it makes me happy and then I know it makes other people happy.” The THNKR team agrees. Series producer Marcella Steingart describes her experience the first time she watched Gavin play: “The first time I watched Gavin perform I actually teared up. I put the camera down and just stared – mesmerized!”

While Gavin's first love might be the piano, he revealed he had many other interests. During the shoot Gavin recited a poem he had written, read a Star Wars book, and talked about how much he likes skiing. He also admitted to be a real science aficionado. "I love all the sciences and I'm fascinated by dark matter," he exclaimed and went on to check out several library books on the topic.

Currently, Gavin is preparing for his biggest concert ever. On October 21st he will perform the entire Beethoven Concerto #3 with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra. He will also perform the 1st movement of this Beethoven #3 concerto in Montreal, Canada one week later with "L'Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal."

Watch him on THNKR and find out more about Gavin, his music and his life.

Watch Gavin George perform Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66.

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