Little Big Shot Evan Duy Quoc Le AKA Torrance California's New Mozart AKA V.C.P. (As In Viet Child Prodigy)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Evan Le (officially Evan Duy Quoc Le) was born on May 31, 2011 in Torrance, California.

Born to parents who do not have any background in music, Evan's musical journey was not initiated.

It just so happened that Evan's older brother, Brandon -- who was around five at the time -- wanted to buy a toy keyboard and was granted his wish. When the boys opened the toy to play Brandon pressed the keys randomly and loudly. To the contrary, Evan -- who was two and a half years old -- pressed the keys one by one with pauses in between, and listened intently to the sounds coming from the toy. He then pressed the keys again, but this time he turned to his dad and asked "What do you call this?" after pressing each key.

When Evan's love for music became too apparent, the toy keyboard was replaced by an electric piano. Almost immediately he became obsessed with the piano and spent much time playing it. By the time Evan was three, he was able to listen to simple nursery rhymes and play very similar tunes on the piano, at first with one hand and then with both.

In December of 2014 Evan received his first piano lesson at VRMA from Ms. Tuong Van Nguyen. He is currently under the tutelage of Miss Claudia Yun Xi (La Palma, CA, USA).

Besides having perfect pitch, Evan reads and memorizes music pieces incredibly fast. In addition, his ability to compose has amazed his teachers.