October 10, 2003 Vol. 9 No. 5
Kids with special talents get a lot of attention, especially athletes. But many young stars are great at art and music too! And many of the most creative kids are known only to their friends, family and the lucky few who get to see them in action.
Just like Mozart, who was a 5 year-old musical genius, children barely old enough to read have for centuries used their imaginations to do amazing things. Here are a few that we found, whose musical abilities are outstanding for their age.
Annabelle Taubl, Harp
David Guerrier, Trumpet
The beautiful sounds made on David's trumpet gave him opportunities to play in youth orchestras with some of Europe's best young musicians. David says his secret to success is hard work. He quotes a famous saying from Jacques Brel: "Desire is the only talent, everything else is sweat." That means that even if you are talented, you have to practice a lot and work hard to achieve your goals.
Dan-Bi Um, Violin
By Jeremy Caplan