Carnegie Hall beckoning for Bryzlyn

“Mr Yoon Sen Lee taught me a very valuable lesson: sky is the limit,” the 10-year-old talent from Forrestfield said.

The pianist will perform in the Golden Key Festival at Carnegie Concert Hall in Manhattan on Sunday.

Mr Lee said success had not come easily to his prized pupil.

“She never gives up on any new challenges and practises up to two hours after school, with longer sessions at the weekend,” he said.

“She is quite exceptional; it’s rare for children of her age to be so disciplined.”

Bryzlyn first tinkled the keys at the age of five and under Mr Lee’s tutelage has blossomed into an award-winning performer.

Mr Lee has taught the Lesmurdie Primary School student for three years and with 30 years’ experience, he is well qualified to recognise exceptional talent.

Bryzlyn is the eldest of two girls and her interest in performance extends beyond her musical prowess.

Her mother Bel said drama, singing and hula-hoop dancing were among her interests.

She also plays piano duets with younger sister Kaitlyn (7), who is also a gifted performer.

Bryzlyn achieves outstanding results in music exams and a future as a professional pianist is a career option.

Her suite of accolades includes several first prizes in solo piano performances and duets with Kaitlyn in local eisteddfods.

Mr Lee said to date Bryzlyn’s greatest achievement was being named the most promising performing artist at the Joondalup Eisteddfod winners’ concert last year.

Other achievements include prizes at the West Australian Pianists Competition and the North of Perth Music Festival.

Her next big event is not far away.

Bryzlyn is one of 50 pianists invited to perform at the Singapore National Day celebrations with renowned pianist Lang Lang and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.