Thursday, April 5, 2012

John Malveaux: 'Sujari Britt, kid cellist with White House show under her bow' (VIDEO) (2:58)

[Sujari Britt]

John Malveaux of sends a link to a video of 9-year-old Sujari Britt at

By Todd Johnson
9:00 AM on 02/01/2011
Most professional musicians dedicate at least a decade to their instruments before being invited to perform at high-profile venues in front of dignitaries. But at age 9, classical cellist Sujari Britt has already played for a packed house before President Obama and members of Congress, becoming one of the youngest musicians ever to perform at the White House.

Sujari Britt is making history ... by showing a preternatural understanding and passion for music. Britt, who has been studying the cello at least three hours a day since the age of 5, wowed first lady Michelle Obama in November 2009 at a White-House-hosted workshop and recital for student musicians. The first lady summoned the youngster to perform for the president that evening, where Britt captivated the White House audience with her precision as she performed the first movement of Luigi Boccherini's Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major with 27-year-old Alisa Weilerstein.

Even before her White House performance, it was already abundantly clear that this cello prodigy would make an impact on the classical music world; in 2008, her performance of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major won first place at the annual Associated Music Teachers League scholarship competition.

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