13-Year-Old Guitarist Yang Tae-Hwan Shreds On Guitar At Olympic Closing Ceremony
Sports were not the only source of young talent at the Olympic closing ceremony in PyeongChang on Sunday night.
13-YEAR-OLD GUITAR PLAYERS SHREDS AT CLOSING CEREMONY
South Korean teen Yang Tae-hwan shredded on the guitar during the stellar rock performance at the ceremony. The 13-year-old rocked a turtleneck and a leather jacket and threw his long hair back as he played.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 26, 2018
The teen got the crowd up and moving in a rock and roll version of “Winter,” a concerto from composer Antonio Vivaldi’s iconic 1725 symphony “The Four Seasons.” According to NPR Asia’s Elise Hu, Yang got his big break on the South Korean talent search reality show Star King. He released his first album at the age of 10.
This guitarist is a 13 year old boy from Gangwon province (which is hosting the games). He was discovered on a TV talent show called “Star King.”
— Elise Hu (@elisewho) February 25, 2018
The internet is losing it over Yang’s incredible artistic talent. “My new hero: the 12 year old shredding Vivaldi on electric guitar WHAT,” tweeted out one user. “My new aesthetic is 100% going to be this guitar player at the closing ceremony,” said another.
My new aesthetic is 100% going to be this guitar player at the closing ceremony pic.twitter.com/8DUXIIbToB
— Andrew Jones (@andrewmjones) February 25, 2018
Yang was one of many performers at the closing ceremony, but by far the youngest. K-pop artists CL and EXO gave choreographed routines and beautiful visuals, but Yang was the standout from the show.