Gifted teen can learn piano pieces in minutes despite being unable to read music [VIDEO]
This guy cannot read music and had no formal piano lessons but can play the most intricate pieces within minutes of hearing them because of his note perfect memory. Yes, I’m jealous.
His name is Samuel Osmond. According to The Telegraph, the 19-year-old Law student from Cornwall, England started playing two years ago. The first piece he played was ”Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven, and now he is learning Chopin’s ”Ballarde No1 in G Minor”, a very difficult composition which even virtuosos can spend their life learning to play.
Cecil Du Valle, Samuel’s music lecturer, said: ”He’s extraordinary – I have never ever known anybody with an ability like this – it’s extremely rare.”
However, DuValle believes the gifted teen may have an undiagnosed mild form of autism, a condition which can sometimes lead to incredible abilities in mathematics, art and music. Mozart began composing aged five, and Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, played what became known as the Game of the Century aged 13.