He has his own PBS special. He’s been on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” four times. He can play complex piano pieces by Chopin and Mozart, but also likes rock and roll from the Beatles and Little Richard. He’s performed with Gloria Gaynor, Sir Elton John, the Jonas Brothers, the Black Eyed Peas, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, to name a few.
This fall, he will headline a 28-city concert tour that will bring him toShippensburg on Oct. 7. He is Ethan Bortnick, and he is 9 years old. (read more)
LOS ANGELES — Ethan Bortnick can’t decide which of the 200 songs he plays from memory is most difficult. “They’re all easy,” the 9-year-old prodigy finally concludes during a break at rehearsals for two concerts at the El Rey Theater. Those were filmed for Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine, airing on PBS through August. (read more)