Little Chinese piano prodigy shines on the world stage

Updated 2017-09-26 11:00:51 CGTN

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Meet Chen Anke, 6, a talented Chinese girl who showcased her piano prowess on TV shows in both the U.S. and Australia this year. After the little piano virtuoso wowed crowds, Chen has once again become an Internet sensation in Chinese social media on Sunday.

A three and half minute video of her performance on the stage of Little Big Shots, an Australian reality show featuring children aged 3 to 13 years old, went viral online. Performing the song "Flight of the Bumblee," viewers could see her fingers fly across the keyboard.

During the interview, Chen said she started playing piano at the age of four, and kept on practicing for four hours a day. Talking about her future, she hoped to one day become a piano master.

Before performing on the Aussie show, Chen appeared on Little Big Shots in the U.S. and amazed its TV audiences.

"This little star takes music to a whole new level of genius," the show's host Steve Harvey said when introducing her. "We've never seen anything like this before in the history of Little Big Shots."

Chen has received tens of thousands of positive comments online, both in China and the world.

"Oh she had me in stitches, then had my mouth to the floor, watery eyes and her awesomeness. I can't even doing nothing music except listen to it," Facebook user @DebbieRobinson said.

"She is cute and plays so well for a 6-year-old," another Facebook user @AngellineNg noted.

"It's incredible that a 6-year-old child has such an ability to focus and the ability of self-control," @Shangchegoba, a user on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, approved.

"My four-year-old niece is watching Peppa Pig, let it go," @YJYhei wondered what a child should do at such a young age.

Chen is among a group of Chinese children who have shown upon the world stage in recent years. Nine-year-old Celine Tam from Hong Kong nailed her America's Got Talent audition this year with her rendition of Céline Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". And He Xiongfei, a primary school student from Luoyang, surprised audiences of Big Little Shots in the US with his passionate dance performance.

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