11 January 2023
By Ellie Palmer
You'll be blown away when you hear the talents of Jude Kofie! The 11-year-old has been gifted a $15,000 grand piano by a local piano tuner to aid him on his learning journey
This young piano lover has just been given the gift of a lifetime: A brand-new $15,000 piano from a total stranger who used his own savings to buy the instrument.
11-year-old Jude Kofie, of Colorado, USA, has been compared to Mozart by the man who has gifted him the instrument. Piano tuner Bill Magnusson says he heard Jude playing online, and felt compelled to help the young boy and his family out.
"He’s beyond special. He’s Mozart level. It’s coming from somewhere beyond,” says Magnusson.
Eleven-year-old Jude Kofie, of Aurora, Colorado, demonstrated a remarkable talent no one anticipated when he discovered an old keyboard and, without any lessons, began playing - a talent piano tuner Bill Magnusson termed "Mozart level." https://t.co/njxydT6djB pic.twitter.com/0BV18zLchE— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) January 8, 2023
Alongside appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, Jude also featured on The Kelly Clarkson show.
Along with his gift, Bill has promised to tune the piano once a month and has also paid for a set of piano lessons for Jude. The youngster says he has never had a piano lesson before. You wouldn't be able to tell by the way he plays!
What an amazing gift. Perhaps we'll see Jude on stage one day.