December 20, 2008

Ethan Bortnick

Ethan Bortnick (b. 24 December 2000 in Florida, U.S.A.) is a child prodigy pianist and composer.


Ethan began playing a keyboard at the age of three, and was composing music by the age of five, and is able to play a song after hearing it.[1] He has performed with many well know artists and has been featured on many National and International television programs.[2] [3]

Television Appearances

On May 10, 2007 Ethan's National Television debut was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On this show, he met Cameron Diaz and Nelly Furtado. [4]

In 2007 Ethan also appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood,The Early Show and other TV Appearances. [3]

On March 10, 2008 Ethan appeared on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for the second time. He appeared with Dominic Monaghan and Sheryl Crow. [5]

On May 12, 2008 Ethan appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The segment was titled "Oprah Presents the World's Smartest Kids". In the episode, Ethan told Oprah that "We still have to stay humble" [6][1]

On September 3, 2008 Ethan appeared on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for the third time. He appeared with Billy Bob Thornton and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. [7]

On October 11, 2008 Ethan appeared on the Disney Channel, on the Show Little Einsteins. Ethan recorded music for the show and appeared, as himself, on the show. [8]

Live Performances

Ethan has performed both live and televised concerts, both National and International. His range of music is remarkable, he has performed and led symphony orchestras and has opened Nelly Furtado’s First Show at the Hard Rock Arena. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Beyonce, Natalie Cole, Nelly Furtado, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle,The Pointer Sisters and Many more. Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon. Ethan has performed multiple times for live audiences of over 20,000 people and has raised record money for charities. Ethan recently co-hosted the Chabad Telethon to a live audience of over 20,000,000 viewers worldwide, raising over $8,000,000.

On May 30, 2007, Ethan Opened Nelly Furtado's US tour at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This was her first show in the United States on her tour. [9]

On October 4, 2008 Ethan performed to raise money for the Miami Children's Hospital foundation's Diamond Ball and Concert, featuring Beyonce Knowles, Smokey Robinson, and Gloria Gaynor at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL.

On October 23, 2008 Ethan Performed for OneXOne to help raise money to help fight health issues and preserve the lives of children locally and globally. Matt Damon held an auction at the event with Ethan and Josh Groban. Other Performers and celebrities included Santana, David Arquette, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean and others.[10]

Source: Wikipedia

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