You wouldn’t believe yourself that this boy is only 9 years old as his talents are of a very mature person. Despite his early age, he is now in the eighth grade as he skipped 5 grades. He also held three recitals at Carnegie Hall, took third place in the American Protege International Music Talent competition, and blew Ellen’s socks off during an appearance on her show…
So we wouldn’t be surprised if that Adrian Romoff could play the extremely difficult and fast-paced “Flight of the Bumblebee” during his 2014’s “America’s Got Talent audition with flawless precision.
“Are you exhausted now?” a visibly shocked Heidi Klum asked. “I’m exhausted from this.”
Adrian started playing the piano when he was just over four years old. Living with his family in Peachtree City near Atlanta, Georgia, he takes his piano classes from his own mother, Olga Romoff, (although he’s probably surpassed her by this point).
Howard Stern was so shocked at the conclusion of the 34-second piece that he jokingly hinted that a soundtrack was playing in the background somewhere.
With a shrug, Adrian then launched into an encore performance, Chopin’s “Grande Valse Brillante” in E-flat major, his little fingers flying across the keyboard like they had a mind of their own.
“You are the future. You are absolutely brilliant, the way you play, you live that music, I see it coming through your body,” Howie exclaimed.
“You are so far beyond your years. You know what, England has Harry Potter, we have you!”
Eventually, this little prodigy got four yeses and reached the quarterfinals before he was eliminated. But his accomplishments in the three years since are many: He’s now a sophomore at Bard’s College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts, where he’s studying pre-engineering and computer science.
Watch Andrian’s incredible audition on AGT in the video below and share to spread his amazing talent!