10-year-old Edmonton musical prodigy to play Carnegie Hall

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: A 10-year-old Edmonton violinist is set to perform at Carnegie Hall this weekend. It’s an opportunity he won after facing off against stiff competition from around the world. Shallima Maharaj has his story.

EDMONTON — A young Edmonton musician is about to embark on a journey many musicians can only dream of. Jack Forestier, 10, will play Carnegie Hall this weekend in New York City.

“I’m just so happy. I can’t describe it,” Jack said Wednesday.

Coming from a family of musicians, the musical prodigy picked up his first violin at age two and has “loved it ever since.”

“It causes fireworks in my brain whenever I play, and there’s so many different themes like slow, quick, andante, allegro. It just goes all over the place, the music,” he explained.

Jack has played in several cities across Canada in his young life, but has had his sights set on…

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