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6YO M’sian just won 1st place at international piano competition in Vienna!

6YO M’sian just won 1st place at international piano competition in Vienna!

Tasneem Nazari

In another episode of young people making us feel absolutely talentless, it appears that we’ve got a musical prodigy amongst us!

Olivia Lim Ling, from Petaling Jaya, just took home first place in piano at the 2019 “Vienna” Grand Prize Virtuoso competition!

Olivia (fourth from the right) holding up her award
Picture credit: Facebook

Six-year-old Olivia swept away the judges with her performance of Frederic Chopin’s Waltz in E-Flat Major (Sostenuto).

Here’s a video of it being played so you get an idea of what it sounds like:

Olivia was up against a number of piano prodigies from across the globe in the international music competition that gathers young artists from countries like Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK and Japan.

Amazed by her ability, the organisers of the competition invited Olivia to perform at the Grand Prize Virtuoso Award Ceremony held on Sept 3 at the iconic Wiener Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, considered one of the finest concert halls in the world.

Picture credit: Facebook

This isn’t the first win for Olivia, who began playing the piano at the young age of four. 

This child prodigy has not only won numerous local and international competitions, but she has also been invited to play at other distinguished concert halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris in France and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

This year, she has been invited to play at the 128-year-old Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York.

You have made Malaysia super proud, little one! Keep doing what you do best!

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