2-year-old piano prodigy Lavina Ramirez displayed her youthful musical genius at a Devon, England recital where she perfectly played, “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Although the nursery rhyme is not technically difficult, little Lavina is barely into training pants and did not miss a note. Lavina Ramirez’s first piano recital was in front of a crowd of approximately 200 people, the New York Daily News reports. Lavina was the youngest of 21 pianists participating at the Plymouth Piano School’s Derriford Church Hall recital, the Daily Mail reports.
Lavinia received a toy piano for Christmas and spent a lot of time tickling the ivories like a little pro. Her mother, Jenna Ramirez asked Lavinia if she would like to take piano lessons and she was reportedly thrilled with the idea. Jennas contacted a local accomplished pianist Matej Lehocky, who had studied piano at the Prague Conservatory of Music.
Lehocky earned three diplomas while perfecting his piano playing in Prague – performance, composition and conducting. Lehocky seemed to be the perfect choice to teach Lavinia piano, he began playing at the tender age of four. While playing the piano at four is extremely impressive, reading music and playing at two is nearly unheard of.
“I don’t know where Lavinia gets her brains from, she’s more intelligent than me,” according to interview excerpts with her mother Jenna republished by the New York Daily News. “I’d love to be able to play. She told m what a trapezium was the other day. I didn’t know. The piano was her idea –she wanted to learn.”
Lavinia’s piano teacher was initially hesitant to attempt to instruct someone so young, according to statements Lehocky made to The Telegraph, but he vowed to keep an open mind and was more than pleasantly surprised. Matej Lehocky calls Lavinia’s intelligence “startling.”