Sunday, December 8, 2019

Karolina Protsenko, Violinist Extraordinaire
Videos by this young woman showed up on my FB news feed. Her name was obviously Ukrainian but the street she was playing on obviously was not so I got curious as to who and where this talented violinist is. Found the following

Karolina Protsenko was born on October 3rd, 2008 in Ukraine. Her parents are Nikalay and Ella. The family moved to the United States in 2014 when Karolina was 6. She started violin lessons the same year. In early 2018 baby brother, Leo was born. 

Karolina began busking in late 2017. Santa Monica 3rd Street promenade is Karolina's preferred place to play. Karolina has 3 YouTube channels. She's also on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. In less than 2 years her fan base has grown into several million, in over 50 countries. Her videos on YouTube and other media sites have been viewed well over 500 million times. Karolina is classically trained and learns popular songs very quickly. On average she takes about 1 hour to learn the song and she does her own arrangements and as she says "I add some notes". Karolina Protsenko is a talent to watch! She is a musical genius. 

Karolina Protsenko continues to grow in both popularity and talent. Her 4th album of covers is called "Sky".Karolina has appeared on many TV shows and has garnered much praise from the likes of Violinist Lindsey Stirling and AGT judge and comedian Howie Mandel, whose cousin is Violinist Itzhak Perlman.
She plays to and for the crowd and is well rewarded. Also, she has no qualms about asking for tips online from those who enjoy her music videos. Her mother accompanies her on keyboards or piano. She has a good sound system and a microphone in case someone wants to sing. Watching her enjoy playing her music is as big a treat as listening.


  1. She's a real star! I'm sure she has a big career in front of her. I enjoyed all these videos, but the "Silent Night" one is especially enjoyable with the baby and the Santa hat!

  2. I love the way she feels the music.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  3. Wow, what a talent! It's wonderful to see her enjoying the music - so many young performers look as though they're expecting to be shot if they make a mistake. It will be interesting to see where her talent takes her!

  4. Yes, guessing where she will go as she gets older is a challenge. Part of her appeal is her age. She is classically trained and could well go on to a great career as a classical violinist.

  5. Aw, that was delightful! I enjoyed the mom's playing and the baby's antics too :)

  6. I keep reading that she is classically trained. Ok, no matter were you look I can find no record of her being trained anywhere. She and her family have no wish to give anyone any praise for her training.

    1. If you search youtube you can find out her violin teacher's name and even a video of him helping her to purchase her latest violin. There are other videos of her playing classical music.

  7. I wish you had left a name because you are wrong. His name is Sam Fischer and there is a picture of the two of them on Instagram where she is giving him full credit. You sound a bit sour.

  8. Please Please please do a duet with Itzhak pearlman


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