Talented 11-Year-Old Awes Passersby As She Performs 'Hallelujah' On Violin

Jan 20, 2022 by apost team

Karolina Protsenko is a 13-year-old violinist and street performer originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. She has lived in the U.S. since she was 6 and currently resides in Santa Monica, California. This girl radiates joy and talent, and her performances are incredibly moving. In 2019, Protsenko performed the moving song “Hallelujah,” and the crowd that formed around her was very impressed.

In the video, you can see audience members dropping money in Protsenko’s bucket as soon as she begins playing on the street. Many people were recording her performance on their phones, likely so that they could remember such a stunning display of talent.

Protsenko is a riveting performer. You can’t help but notice the confidence as she tucks the violin under her chin and draws her bow across the strings. Her style draws upon not only classical violin but also contemporary music. This results in a very refreshing sound that pulls you in and has you tapping your foot along to the music.

Protsenko is more than just a violinist and a street performer — she is a social media star. Her YouTube channel alone has over 5 million subscribers. That makes her one of the biggest musical acts on the site. Her channel consists of many performances and covers of classic songs such as "Carol of the Bells," "Shape of My Heart" and "Imagine." 

Protsenko has accomplished a lot with her social media accounts and her musical career. It is expected that she will one day have a big musical recording career. That's what makes this video special. It is rare to see a young talent building her skill in front of the world. Keep reading to learn more about Protsenko and to see her stunning performance of “Hallelujah.” 

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When Protsenko started playing the violin at the age of 6, her parents must have known there was something special about her. In 2017, she started performing on the streets, where she attracted large crowds that were delighted by her unusual talent.

The young artist released an album in July 2018. Protsenko has also professionally recorded covers of hits such as the classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as well as “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” and “Fix You” by Coldplay. Her music can be found on many major music sites, including Spotify, Amazon Prime Music and Apple Music.

Protsenko is so talented that she's already amassed a fanbase of millions of followers. She's appeared on multiple TV shows and talent shows, including “America's Got Talent” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” This whirlwind performer is so talented that it's hard to believe that she started fewer than ten years ago.

The video of Protsenko performing “Hallelujah” has over 26 million views. Thousands of people have left comments praising the girl for her amazing talent. One person wrote: “I was there. I was in a hurry. But her magic made me stay throughout the performance.” Protsenko’s music truly is magic, and we are all lucky that she chooses to share her gift with the world. 

With over 43 million views on YouTube, it would seem this young girl is on her way to stardom. It’s hard to imagine where her skills will lead her in the next year, three years or even five years, but we are sure she will be accomplishing great things.


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