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From child prodigy to seasoned pro: Classical pianist Jan Lisiecki on music and Mendelssohn

At only 24 years old, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki could be considered an old soul. He joined us to talk about music, his new album Mendelssohn and why classical piano resonates with him so deeply.

Originally published on June 5, 2019

At only 24 years old, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki could be considered an old soul. He enjoys listening to vinyl and he has a strong connection to music written hundreds of years ago by classical composers. Like many of those composers, Lisiecki started playing the piano young and was hailed as a child prodigy.

His latest album of music by the 19th century German composer Felix Mendelssohn is titled Mendelssohn and it's out now. He dropped by the q studio to talk about Mendelssohn, music and why classical piano resonates with him so deeply.

Watch Lisiecki's performances in the q studio below.

You can catch Lisiecki performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, tonight, Thursday night and Saturday night. 

— Produced by ​Mitch Pollock and Ben Edwards

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