Teenage violinist from Ukraine covers ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey

Karolina Protsenko

Live music performances are fantastic events to attend. Many people pay a lot of money for tickets to see virtuoso musicians at their peak. Occasionally, greatness can be spotted in the most unusual places.

Karolina Protsenko

At a shopping mall, a woman walks up and asks a young girl, ‘How old are you?’ and Karolina responds ‘13.’ Then, we see Karolina starting to play the violin in a shopping place outdoors.

She plays ‘Hero’ by legendary pop star Mariah Carey. She is very expressive with her body language while playing. She twirls and smiles as people walk by and drop money in her violin case.

Karolina Protsenko

Karolina covers Mariah Carey’s hit song from 1993. The song, ‘Hero,’ was initially planned for pop star Gloria Estefan until Mariah decided to keep it. The song was one of her most successful, and her fans still request it to this day.

Many people stop to watch her and are shocked at how well she can play. It is a rare opportunity to see an incredible musician for free. Karolina bows at the end, and the people applaud her.

Karolina Protsenko

Karolina Protsenko is 13 years old, and she performs as a violinist. She was born in Ukraine into a musical family, and her parents play guitar and piano. Their family moved to the U.S. years ago when she was 6 years old.

Karolina received classical training at an early age. She has three YouTube channels, along with Facebook and Instagram. In only four years, her fan base has grown into more than 10 million followers in over 50 countries.

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