Mozart of the drums

Mozart was performing publicly at age 5. This kid has him beat by a couple of years:

Lyonya Shilovskya has been playing the drums ever since he can remember. The funny part is, since he’s only three years old, that time frame isn’t exactly the longest. Raised in Russia’s third most populous city, Novosibrisk, the young drummer first gained recognition on the Russian talent show “Minute of Fame,” which is similar to “America’s Got Talent”. Since then, he has become a bit of a sensation and his fame has skyrocketed.

Lyonya has occasionally taken the time to participate in various performances across Russia. On one such occasion, he was recorded playing “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach, better knows as “Can Can,” accompanied by an orchestra. His skill level is sure to amaze you.

I suppose that’s his Dad behind him. Might his name be Leopold?

I saw this when my wife posted it on Facebook, together with the message that she’s seriously thinking about getting our grandson, who is two-and-a-half, a drum set….

1 thought on “Mozart of the drums

  1. Emperor Joseph II

    My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.

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