An 11-year-old boy is seen in this video playing the piano like a virtuoso and attracting other players to follow suit. The boy is becoming an internet sensation for playing piano like a pro.
Oliver, the teenage music sensation, is still very young, but his musical talents reflect a veteran’s. Oliver has been seen playing in public before, but he was hardly seen during the pandemic.
Happy viewers are glad that he made a return, and the comments are streaming in. A fan, Ross MacKintosh, wrote: ‘Wow, Olivier has grown a lot during the pandemic! Great to see the public piano getting a 30-digit workout again.’
In this video, Olivier is seen playing the piano in a shopping mall. The music he plays is undoubtedly not of the easiest around. His boogie-woogie piano solo attracts shoppers and stops them in their tracks.
Boogie-woogie is a percussive style of playing the blues on the piano. The first commercial hit in this genre of music was released by Pinetop Smith in 1929, and it was called “Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie” It paved the way for this type of music.
Almost a century later, Boogie Woogie is still doing the rounds, and young artists like Olivier breathe life back into this high-energy, sophisticated music genre. In this video, Oliver shows that he can also play well with others.
After finishing his solo, Brendan Kavanagh jumps on the piano and invites Olivier to join him. Oliver immediately accepts the invitation and joins in effortlessly, like a stream entering a river. Even when one more player joins in on the same piano, Olivier just goes about slamming perfect notes as if he was put on autopilot.