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Child composes music for isolation

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/07/20, 11:03 am

A 7-year-old Greek prodigy turned to music to relieve the burden of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Stelios Kerasidis’ “Isolation Waltz” had received more than 83,000 views on YouTube on Tuesday.

Who is this kid? The son of two pianists from Athens, Kerasidis has written two other compositions for his sisters, both of which received critical acclaim. He has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall and told The Guardian his favorite pianist is Canadian Glenn Gould. Greece went under full lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 on March 23. As of Tuesday morning, the country reported 1,755 cases, 81 deaths, and 269 recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Dig deeper: Read Leah Hickman’s daily updates on how people around the world are finding creative ways to support their neighbors during the pandemic.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Tue, 04/07/2020 11:58 am

    Wonderful gesture, and beautiful music. 

  • JerryM
    Posted: Tue, 04/07/2020 07:26 pm

    Please more good news like this!

    Posted: Tue, 04/07/2020 11:38 pm

    On CBS Sunday Morning they had a lot of ENCOURAGING pieces. 

    We were pleasantly surprised. (After the first negative piece, each piece was good and I think CBS actually gave people hope.)