Many passer-by performers have wowed London crowds with their skills on one the city’s famous public pianos.And none more so than this mini-Mozart who played a stunning rendition of Rondo Alla Turca or ‘The Turkish March’ at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf.The nine-year-old, named as Asta Dora Finnsdottir from Iceland, was on holiday in the UK when she decided to show off her musical talents to shocked commuters.(dailymail)
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The little girl sat down on the ‘play me’ public piano and immediately caught the attention of one man who stood by her shaking his head in disbelief for the entirety of the performanceHer nimble fingers were more than a match for the tough tune, composed by Mozart in the 1780s.
Although the area was practically empty at the time her performance began to attract an audience of the few travellers walking by.The young girl then finished with a flourish after around two minutes of playing.Her performance was greeted with generous applause and high fives from the passers by.’That was amazing, high five’, said the woman in the coat.
According to the folks at Street Pianos, this particular instrument is part of the “Play Me, I’m Yours” installation, courtesy of artist Luke Jerram. Through this project, “more than 1400 pianos have now been installed in 48 cities across the globe, from Paris to Lima, bearing the simple invitation, ‘Play Me, I’m Yours.'”