How 20-Year-Old Matthew Whitaker Defied Odds to Become a Renowned Pianist

October 31, 2021

Paris. Belize. Spain. Just some of the places Matthew Whitaker’s incredible talents have taken him. Born premature and blind, doctors gave him less than a 50% chance of surviving. But Matthew’s parents soon realized their child was extraordinary. By age 3, he’d already taught himself “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” on the piano. Now the 20-year-old is celebrating the release of his third album, “Connections” at Harlem Stage. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer explains.

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