Memorable Mini Musicians
When he was 3 years old, Guyland said his great-grandfather Delton Broussard, a famous accordion player, appeared in his dream and showed him how to play. "He came up in my dreams and gave me his accordion," he said. "I just started playing."
After playing for Oprah, Robert went on to perform around the world and earned an undergraduate and master's degree—all by the age of 19.
Robert was on his way to becoming a doctor when he realized his true passion was not medicine, but music. Today, at 23 years old, Robert has the distinguished honor of playing "first violin" for the world-famous Los Angeles Philharmonic.
In 2005, Jennifer wowed The Oprah Show audience with a performance of Franz Liszt's ???Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6,??? and created an original composition on the spot using fives notes selected at random by Oprah.
Jennifer is graduating from UCLA this year with a degree in music composition and plans to go into musical theater.
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.
Thanks to his talent, Quinn has been where few third-graders have ever gone—onstage with blues legend Buddy Guy!
At 26, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which nurtures young pianists.
In 2009, Lang Lang and three of his scholars, 8-year-old Anna Larsen, 8-year-old Charlie Liu and 10-year-old Derek Wang, performed Rachmaninov's "Waltz for Six Hands" on The Oprah Show.
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