If you didn’t watch this video with your eyes — but only listened with your ears — you’d never know it was being performed by a 9-year-old girl.
When it comes to playing the harp, Alisa Sadikova is a child prodigy. She took the stage on December 12, 2012 at the XIII International Winter Festival at the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philarmonia, and performed a piece of music that can only be described in one word: heavenly.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “When Olga Shevelevich heard five-year-old Alisa Sadikova play the harp six years ago, she knew she was in front of something extraordinary. It was the first time the young girl had ever held a musical instrument and she was playing a piece that Shevelevich, a harpist and family friend, had taught her on the spot. ‘I was struck with awe,’ says Shevelevich who is now one of Sadikova’s music teachers. ‘I’m still struck with awe every time I hear her play. Only a genius can do what she does.’”
One YouTube commenter sums it up best: “I am captivated by her graceful and soulful performance. This is a little piece of heaven to enjoy.”
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