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Ethan Bortnick
Piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick started playing at age 3 and was already composing his own pieces by age 5. He's shared the stage with music greats like Nelly Furtado, Gloria Gaynor and Patti LaBelle. When he first appeared on The Oprah Show, Ethan didn't let his talent go to his head. "We still have to stay humble," he said.

Since then, Ethan was the youngest musician invited to perform on the star-studded We Are the World - 25 for Haiti CD, and he even starred in his own hour-long special on PBS.

At 10 years old, Ethan is now the youngest artist to headline his own national tour. "I'm still staying humble," Ethan says. He has helped raise nearly $30 million by performing at dozens of charity benefits. The young philanthropist frequently stops at hospitals to play piano and sing to sick children.
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FROM: Willow Smith and Oprah's All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids
Published on March 01, 2011

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