An 11 year old boy sits down at a piano in a coffee shop in the middle of a busy airport and starts to play. He begins playing the opening chords to Ludovico Einaudi’s “Nuvole Bianche” and heads start to turn. As he plays, three boys of a similar age become completely transfixed on his music as the 11 year old showcases skill far beyond his years.
At the end of this incredible impromptu performance the room erupts into applause and the coffee shop provide the youngster with a free breakfast for the entertainment. This wonderful musical moment was caught of video and uploaded to YouTube where it received over 25 million views. Watch below:
Harrison was also filmed playing a public piano in ‘Liverpool One’ shopping center where a future star was born as he went viral again! ‘Harrison Piano’ has now received over 55 million views across all of his videos on YouTube.
The man, or boy, behind the ‘Harrison Piano’ YouTube channel is Harrison Crane from the UK. He uploaded a video of himself playing well-known dance songs from the 90s and ended up being featured on the Ministry of Sound’s official Instagram and Facebook pages. He was also invited to perform on ITV’s Good Morning Britain after the video below went mega-viral!
At only 12 years old Harrison has achieved more views than many musicians will see in their entire career. Spontaneity, musical creativity, and of course natural talent have taken this young lad on a journey to fame and live TV performances.
So how did a boy of Harrison’s age end up playing music from the 90s? Especially dance music, considering he still isn’t old enough to get into a club. Harrison took inspiration from his father’s musical taste saying, ““It’s the best kind of music out there. It’s just so fun and upbeat. My dad plays it in the car all the time.”
In the video below, Harrison is joined by “School Of Rock Drummer” Jack, aged 9. Performing once again on a public piano, this time in a London train station.
Harrison isn’t from a musical family but has definitely inherited some musical genes. He started playing at 6 years old and learns songs by ear, listening to YouTube, and reading sheet music.
If you want to see more from this piano playing prodigy go to his YouTube channel or follow him on Instagram.