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Ryan Wang is not your average five-year-old kid. When he was three years old, he was glued to his toy keyboard, so his mother decided to send him to a piano teacher.

Fast-forward a year and a half, and Wang is showcasing his talents on the piano at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. His outstanding talent on the piano was also noticed by Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him to perform on her show. Now one of Canada's most famous piano prodigies, Wang is touring Italy and China this summer.

CBC Music invited Wang to perform in our Vancouver Studio. He brought along his teddy bear, his mom and his number one fan, Dorothy, a 101-year-old friend of the family.

Check out the video of Wang giving Dorothy a private performance of Variations on an Inner Mongolian Folk Song.

He also played his favourite piece, Variations on a Russian Theme, for his teddy bear, "The Bear Who Has No Name."

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Meet Ryan Wang, 5-year-old piano prodigy

Ryan Wang is not your average five-year-old kid. When he was three years old, he was glued to his toy…

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AudioBlood
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AudioBlood
on Jul 02, 2013

Wow. He is fantastic.

Svetlana Ponomareva
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Svetlana Ponomareva
on Jul 04, 2013

So many talents in Vancouver! How about Baroque polyphony by a 7 y old?

 

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