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10-year-old piano prodigy

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On his website, 10-year-old Huang Tiange refers to himself as "a famous Chinese music prodigy."

"I started to play by 4," he said.

By 5 he played and hosted a festival in Beijing, which he named after himself: The First Huang Tiange Festival.

By 6, he wrote his first composition.

And last year, he won two awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

On his YouTube channel, one finds nearly 100 videos of the young pianist performing works written by a range of different composers.

Tiange moved to the United States with his parents in 2012. In October, this Brooklyn resident has scheduled a performance in at Flushing Town Hall in Queens where he will play one of his works in addition to three Mozart sonatas.

He said Mozart's work is powerful and sorrowful.

Tiange likens his time in front of a piano to playing with toys.

"One day when I grow up I want to become a pianist, composer, conductor, too," Tiange said.

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