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Child Prodigy Ethan Bortnick is Youngest Musician to Headline a Solo Concert Tour
New York – July 30, 2012 – An eleven year old pianist has been crowned the “Youngest Musician to Headline a Solo Concert Tour” by Guinness World Records. Born December 24, 2000, Ethan Bortnick beats out famous musicians such as Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Billy Gilman.
Born in Hollywood, Florida, Ethan pleaded for piano lessons at just three years old and soon discovered he could play by ear. Within two years he was composing his own music at the age of 5. Ethan now knows hundreds of songs and on stage can play anything from Beethoven to The Beatles.
He headlined his first show at age 6 and continued to play as the headlined artist at different shows around the world until he started his own concert tour in 2010. On October 3, 2010, at the age of 9 years 9 months and 9 days, Ethan started his “His Musical Time Machine” tour at the Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, Illinois and became the youngest to ever headline a solo tour.
Now eleven years old, creating his own shows is old hat to Ethan. He says he doesn’t get nervous before a concert but typically plays videogames until they call his name and he runs on stage. Ethan has performed all over the world with renowned artists like Elton John, Barbra Streisand and Beyoncé. He considers himself a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer and a humanitarian, having raised millions of dollars for charities through live performances. On moving forward now that he has a Guinness World Records title, Ethan says: “My biggest goal is to help as many people as I can.”
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