S34n05 saidWhat kinda scares me about this video is probably how much his parents force him to practice... I mean he's fricking 4 years old for crying out loud!
He didn't seem to be forced; he looked as though he was enjoying it. I hope that he will be encouraged to continue because he has great potential.
Most outstanding piano players began when they were quite young, sometimes as young as three. He doesn't compare with the best known piano players, but he may very well do so in only a few years.
Watch this performance of an outstanding pianist:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWxqGu3r9Qg
It's an excellent performance; you can hear why the full name of the instrument is piano-forte. She takes full advantage of the instrument's dynamic range and also varies the tempo.
Watch the entire thing; I don't even see how anyone can play it.
Liszt, who composed it, used to break hammer shanks, but modern pianos are stronger.