His life will undoubtedly be related to the activities that he is presently engaged in.
Meet Guillaume Benoliel, a French musician, 8, who has won two Grand Prix Virtuoso prizes in Salzburg. In this article, you can see the hardest work of the gifted boy performing “Italian Polka” by Rachmaninov.
Guillaume was born into a family of prominent musicians. Claire, the boy’s mother, works for a consulting firm but is fond of spending time with her spouse at his instrument. In the evening the entire family (dad’s name is Dominic) plays music. The boy was sent to music classes when he was 4 when it became obvious that he had an absolute ear. Guillaume could produce any melody at such an early age.
His teacher Sergei Kuznetsov says that he has met many talented kids but he has never had such a gifted student. The boy won two awards at the Grand Prix of Virtuosos contest, held in Mozart’s homeland in the nomination of young musicians and a special jury award. As Guillaume performs the “Italian Polka” in preparation for an approaching concert, you can see his legs hanging in the air. The piano is still massive for the performer. But from under his fingers sounds the admiring music of a pronounced composer.
Parents still do not know which path their son will choose. But they are already certain that his life will undoubtedly be related to the activities that he is presently engaged in.