Pianist astounds ‘Must Be The Music’ judges

Friday, August 20 2010, 17:28 BST
By Paul Millar, TV Reporter

A 15-year-old pianist wowed the judges on this week’s Must Be The Music.

Dizzee Rascal, Sharleen Spiteri and Jamie Cullum all praised Kyle, whose piece was written by himself, inspired by his condition synesthesia.

Speaking before his audition, Kyle said: “I have this condition. When you hear music, you can see certain colours in your head.

“And I was watching a movie, and suddenly this piece of music came on, and it felt amazing, so I watched [people playing piano on] YouTube and I learned by watching their hands.”

Following the performance, Rascal said: “The fact is that you’re 15 and you composed that yourself. Basically, you’re a genius. We’re standing in front of a real-life genius on stage.”

Meanwhile, Sharleen commented: “The thing is there’s so much passion and belief and emotion in what you play is that you pulled everyone in.”

Cullum added: “You have such a beautiful touch, it’s so tender the way you play the piano, it’s mindblowing to me.”

Must Be The Music continues this Sunday at 7pm on Sky1.

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