Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising funds for charities across the globe.
When he was just three years old, the Hollywood, Florida native asked his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note for note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory. He soaked up the music of artists and composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Bill Evans, Little Richard, Billy Joel, and Elton John, and began creating original compositions at age five. A few years later, Ethan began making television appearances and touring, connecting with audiences in Japan, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
Ethan has not only moved audiences throughout the world as a captivating musician, but he is also a driven humanitarian dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work.
When Ethan was five, his younger brother had three heart surgeries and that emotional time inspired him to use his musical talents to benefit charity. “I remember going to the Children’s Hospital and seeing a lot of sick children. I learned that some of these kids could not afford surgery so the hospital raised money for them. It made me want to help these kids,” Ethan explained.
Since then, Ethan has helped to raise over $30,000,000 for nonprofits around the world. Ethan has been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and he was named one of Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.