Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Seven-year-old Greek piano prodigy pens an ‘isolation waltz’

Stelios Kerasidis during a lesson in Athens in July last year. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters
Stelios Ceṛsīdis jrñ a lésn in Aʈnz in Jlî last yir. Foṭgraf: Cosṭs Balṭs/Rôtrz
Sevn-yir-old Grīc pianoproḍji pnz an ‘îṣleśnwōlts’

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 6 April 2020)

Stelios Ceṛsīdis sz hiz lêtist wrc z ‘fr ppl hu sufr n îṣlet bcz v Covid-19’

Heḷna Smiʈ in Aʈnz, Munde, 6 Epril 2020

Muv ovr Motsart, hir cmz Stelios Ceṛsīdis. A sevn-yir-old Grīc proḍji hz pnd an “îṣleśnwōlts” inspîrd bî ɖ pandemic.

Ɖ hipnotic, fyglîc meḷdi hz pict p mor ɖn 43,000 hits on YTyb sins its lōnć last wīc.

“Hai gaiz! I’m Stelios. Let’s b jst a tīni bit mor peśnt n w wl sn b ǎt swimñ in ɖ sì,” h bīmz, prćt on hiz pianostūl, fīt bérli tućñ ɖ flor. “I’m dedcetñ t y a pìs v mî ǒn.”

Ɖ wrc, hiz ʈrd compziśn, wz ritn ispeṣ́li “fr ppl hu sufr n ɖoz hu îṣlet bcz v Covid-19,” h adz.

Stelios Ceṛsīdis’z Îṣleśnwōlts

Born in Aʈnz in 2012 t Fotis n Aġʈa Ceṛsīdis, bʈ pianists hu nǎ tīć him, Stelios frst pformd in public at ɖ ej v ʈri.

In 2018 h pleid Śopã’z Wōlts in A Mînr at Ny Yorc’s Carnegi Hōl, n last yir h apird at Lundn’z Royl Alḅt Hōl pformñ on Eltn Jon’s feṃs red piano.Stelios sz hiz feṿrit piynist z ɖ lêt Cnedịn Glen Gūld, bst noun fr hiz tecnicli dmandñ rendiśnz v Bah verieśnz.

Ɖ Grīc hz śoun a fler fr cmpozñ. Hiz tū rlịr wrcs wr ritn fr hiz sistrz, Vronica n Aṇsteźa, n lîc Îṣleśnwōlts wr met wɖ criticl aclem.

Grīs hz bn undr locdǎn fr longr ɖn most uɖr Yṛpiyn neśnz, ɖ guvnmnt hvñ clozd scūlz olmst a munʈ ago. Last wīc ɖ guvnmnt anǎnst ɖt swimñ wz olso fbidn az ɖ meźrz wr ramt p.

Ɖ pricōśnri steps apir t b wrcñ: Grīs hz rportd 79 deʈs n fywr ɖn 1,800 cnfrmd c’roṇvîṛs cesz, far fywr ɖn sm uɖr cuntriz.

Stelios, hu z lîcli t b hombaund fr sm tîm yt, hz nt hintd ẃɖr h hz anɖr compziśn p hiz slīv.

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