This 6-Year-Old Malaysian Piano Prodigy Won First Place In A Competition In Vienna

This isn't the first win for Lim, who began playing the piano at the tender age of four.

Cover image via Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition/Facebook

Meet Olivia Lim Ling, a six-year-old Malaysian piano genius who just snagged first place at the 2019 Grand Prize Virtuoso competition in Vienna!

Image via Sin Chew Daily

According to Malay Mail, Lim, who hails from Petaling Jaya, Selangor, stood out from the crowd as she performed Frederic Chopin's Waltz in E-Flat Major (Sostenuto), stunning the judges with her skill.

Lim was up against other musical prodigies from across the globe, including Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, and Japan

Her grandparents were particularly proud of their granddaughter's achievement as they congratulated her on Facebook, saying that she has "honoured Malaysia" by taking home first place, reported The Rakyat Post.

After successfully besting her competitors with her compelling rendition of Chopin's composition, Lim was invited to perform at the Grand Prize Virtuoso Award Ceremony

The ceremony, which was on 13 September, was held at the iconic Wiener Musikverein concert hall in Vienna - a concert hall considered to be one of the finest in the world.

And this isn't the first win for Lim, who began playing the piano at the tender age of four

According to Sin Chew Daily, this child virtuoso has not only won numerous local and international competitions, but has also been invited to play at other distinguished concert halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris in France and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Most recently, she has been invited to play at the 128-year-old Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York in December this year.

We're so proud of you, Lim!

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