[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat might have been an ordinary morning, became extraordinary for Fienberg-Fisher students. They gathered to experience a classical music performance by Biana Pinchuk, a Musical Child Prodigy. Biana sang opera, classical cross-over songs, played the violin, and shared a song “Fly Away” that she composed. Most students had never seen an opera or attended a classical music performance before, and they were captivated, as they watched someone so close to their own age mesmerize a crowd. During the Talk Back session Biana was asked numerous questions. One student inquired her age when her music career began. Biana shared, “I began singing at the age of 3, started playing the violin at age 5 and composed my first song at age 6.” When questioned on how long she practiced each day, Biana casually mentioned, “An hour and a half.”
Principal Maria Zabala said, “Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center was thrilled to welcome Biana to our stage. Biana offered the fourth and fifth grade students a wonderful opportunity to experience classical music at its best. Students were amazed at the power behind this young girl’s voice. The Fienberg-Fisher Rock Band and Guitar Ensemble, directed by Mr. Paseiro, watched both performances and were delighted to ask questions about what motivates Biana every day. We understand the importance of supporting our students’ natural abilities through extensive Arts Programs and Partnerships such as this one. They help us to expose our students to the arts and to foster a passion in them that will last a lifetime.”
At the ripe age of 12 years old, Biana Pinchuk, who attends Miami Arts Charter (MAC) is on the road to becoming a super star. She sings over 200 songs, in six different languages. She has performed in a national America’s Got Talent commercial, won the South Florida’s Kids Got Talent Contest, was a finalist in Broadway’s “Annie,” has performed with the Florida Grand Opera, and at the Arsht and Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Biana has also discovered a passion for philanthropy, and often donates her talents to perform for non-profits. She truly enjoys giving back to children’s charities and schools because the connections with other kids makes her feel good. Last year she performed for the Make A Wish Foundation, The Children’s Trust and was selected as the youngest of six students in a nationwide search to perform in the Phil Collins Concert that benefited The Little Dreams Foundation. Her school tour program was created to share her love for Classical Music with students. Biana has performed at Fisher Island Day School, David Lawrence K-8 Center, Parkway Elementary, Ojus Elementary, and at Fienberg-Fisher. The students love her performances, give her amazing feedback, and she enjoys interacting with them.
On Saturday, May 9th, Biana will be featured at the Miami Beach Chamber’s 93rd Dinner Gala at the Fountainbleau Hotel honoring Rabbi Gary Glickstein, The Leiberman Family, Stanley Tate, and Bernie Yuman. For more information: 305-674-1300.
Visit Biana’s website at www.BianaPinchuk.com