Ethan Bortnick Holiday Concert

To Benefit WGCU Public Media

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 16-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $50,000,000 for charity.

Now, WGCU Public Media is bringing Ethan to Southwest Florida for a holiday concert to benefit WGCU.

When he was just three years old, the Hollywood, Florida native asked his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note for note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory. He soaked up the music of such diverse artists and composers as Beethoven, Mozart, jazz pianist Bill Evans, Little Richard, Billy Joel and Elton John, and began creating original compositions at age five. A few years later, Ethan began making television appearances and touring, connecting with audiences.

Ethan has performed at venues around the globe, charity functions, performing arts centers, large arenas with over 70,000 people. “When I perform at someone’s home or in a huge arena, I just love every moment of it! When I see the audience enjoying the music, having fun, smiling and dancing, there’s just nothing better that that!” he says.

Celebrate the holidays with Ethan Bortnick and support public media in Southwest Florida.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 @ 7 pm