Piano prodigy, 7, says learning music in lockdown made her happy

Yanran from Bristol started to play the piano in 2020, when she was just five-and-half-years old, learning to read music before she could read her storybooks.

Since then she has passed her Grade 1 exams, won a competition, taught herself to compose music and taken up the violin.

Her father, Yuxing, a senior research scientist for an aerospace company, and mother, Huamei, have no musical background and are astonished at her progress.

Video journalist: Deborah Collins

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