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3-year-old piano prodigy set to perform at Carnegie Hall

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This pint-size piano prodigy is truly note-worthy.

A 3-year-old piano whiz became the youngest person ever to win a prestigious international music competition — earning her a performance spot at Carnegie Hall.

Little Brigitte Xie, of Ridgefield, Conn., first started taking lessons to pass the time during the coronavirus lockdown last summer, her proud parents told FOX 5 New York.

“The first time I heard her playing a piano piece, I was so deeply moved,” said her mom, Nicole Sun.

The talented tot had a knack for the instrument, and quickly learned to read sheet music and follow cues, said her piano teacher, Felicia Feng Zhang.

“She is really exceptional,” Zhang, who teaches in Greenwich, told the station. “She listens so well. When I demonstrate, she really watches what I did and imitates well.”

Seeing her potential, Zhang tapped into the child’s innate skillset and urged her to practice more.

“I said, ‘Brigitte, do you like a challenge? Would you like to be on stage?’” Zhang said.

This spring, the miniature musician became the youngest first-place winner of the Elite International Music Competition — which showcases young pianists, instrumentalists, vocalists, and small chamber ensembles.

The win landed her a performance slot at Carnegie Hall, as part of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, in November.

The child, who plans to perform Mozart, will likely be the youngest person to ever play on the historic stage, according to the station.

“I wanted her to learn an instrument but I never expected this result,” said her dad, Tao Xie.

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