South Florida musical prodigy shares love of classical music with local students
WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. (CBS12)-- A 13 year old South Florida student, often referred to as a musical prodigy is being recognized all over the world for her talents. She sings over 200 songs, in six different languages from opera, to classical crossover, to Broadway, to pop. She also composes her own music and plays professional violin.
It's no surprise, Biana Pinchuk caught the eye of producers at "Americas Got Talent" television show.
"It was a really big deal and honor to participate in AGT, because its obviously national television."
She's already performed in a national "America's Got Talent" commercial, won the "South Florida Kids Got Talent" and "Young Talent. Big Dreams" contests, was a finalist in NY Broadway's "Annie," has performed with the Florida Grand Opera, has been featured at the Arsht Center and Broward Centers for the Arts, has been the lead for a George Benson Concert, and has performed for artist Britto special event. Biana has sung the National Anthem at Pro Sports arenas and was featured at Miami Beach's 100 Year Gala at the Fountainblue Hotel.
Biana has traveled internationally, nationally and locally to perform at prominent private and professional events, country clubs, pro-sports team events, and for non-profits.
At her young age, Biana has discovered her purpose with a passion for philanthropy. She often performs for children's non-profits including; The Make a Wish Foundation, The Children's Trust, and the Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation Concert, where she was selected as the youngest in a nationwide talent search.
Biana has also performed for numerous Jewish organizations including; JAFCO Boca, Israel Bonds-Miami, The Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial Kristallnacht Observance, and for synagogues from Florida, to New York and Toronto.
Biana's desire to help children can also be witnessed in her creation of a "Classical Music School Tour Program," where she goes out to inner city schools to teach students about "The Art of Classical Music" as a way to give back. She gets rave reviews from the students, teachers, administrations and press.
"I teach kids of all ages about classical music. Unfortunately schools are cutting curriculum and budget cuts for music programs and I feel like that's a crucial part of child development. I think that classical music is very good for the brain, and kids need to be exposed to that type of music."
She hopes her story inspires other young performers to pursue their dreams.
"That's the whole point of it to promote kids to start dreaming and start doing what they really want. Because I know there a lot of kids out there that want to perform and want to do music. This is just a great opportunity for them to get a kick-start.
To learn more about Biana's "Classical Music School Tour Program" or her upcoming performances click HERE
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