- A South African piano-playing prodigy has made a name for himself in the music industry
- Antonio Britto, 15, won first place in a competition in New York last year
- To add to his excellence, Britto only started playing the piano two years ago
Antonio Britto started playing the piano two years ago, yet, where it takes people years to master the instrument, the 15-year-old already wins competitions.
The young prodigy's mother, Yulandi Britto, told Briefly.co.za that her son has a "natural flair for music".
Britto was born and raised in Davidsonville and lives with his single mother - who is doing the most to help her son achieve his dream of becoming a professional pianist.
"He first competed in the Jeppe High School music competition and was awarded a gold certificate. After this he participated in RACA and was awarded three platinum certificates, which qualified him to skip regionals and immediately participate in the Talent Africa Nationals Performing Arts competition," the doting mother said.
Britto went on to receive two gold medals and a special award for Category Winner in the Talent Africa Nationals Performing Arts competition.
His exceptional performance secured Britto a spot in a talent competition in New York City, United States.
The 15-year-old represented Mzansi and he walked away with a first and second place for the two music pieces he performed.
On top of that, Britto once again won the special award for Category Winner. Although he is doing well in national and international competitions, Britto is still hoping to be discovered.
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