Despite never having had a lesson in his tender 13 years of life, the young virtuoso known only as ‘Joshua’ is giving classically trained pianists a run for their money after he tickled the ivory keys at Table Bay Mall and left locals in awe.
One shopper, Schulla Pronk decided to capture the moment of musing in a video that has since gone viral.
WATCH: Self-taught pianist goes viral after an impromptu performance at Table Bay Mall
“Had to pop in quickly at Table Bay Mall on Thursday, but was stopped dead in my tracks when I heard the sweet sounds coming from the Mall’s piano,” Pronk wrote on her Facebook page.
“He’s never had a piano lesson in his life!! So gifted with so much talent!
“Sharing this video with his proud father’s permission who was standing close by and clearly as mesmerized as we were,” she added before commenting that she had Joshua’s fathers’ number should anyone need it.
Joshua’s performance sees Yiruma’s River Flows in You come to life on the white baby grand. As many pianists will know, this is a classical piece that learning pianists are trained in, often for exam pieces.
The video quickly garnered thousands of views and the comments were lit up with positivity, appreciation and pride.
One response even indicated the offer of a full scholarship from a principal. Now, the journey requires reaching Joshua or his father, Emmanuel.
Picture: Screenshot from video/ Schulla Pronk