Karolina Protsenko A Young Violin Prodigy
Karolina Protsenko was born in Ukraine to parents Nikalay and Ella on October 3rd, 2008. She moved to the United States with her family when she was only 6 years old in 2015. Karolina was born into a musical family with both her mother and father playing the guitar.
About Karolina Protsenko
Karolina started out learning to play the violin in 2014 but didn’t start busking until 2017. She really enjoys her public performances and is often recorded by members of the public. Once people began uploading their videos of Karolina busking to YouTube and Facebook, her performances started to go viral! Her passion for performing is quite clear when you watch her play and is one of the main reasons she has gained many adoring fans across the world.
Her favorite busking location is Santa Monica, 3rd Street Promenade, which she repeatedly returns to with her instrument to serenade the crowds. For a young woman to already have mastered her instrument to such a high standard it’s exciting to watch where how her career will progress. Karolina has also teamed up and created videos with another busking sensation called Daniele Vitale from Italy increasing her fan base across Europe.
Karolina On The Ellen Show
Ellen provided Karolina with a custom blue violin with commemorative “As Seen on Ellen” stickers, along with a busking bucket tip jar for the next time she took to the streets to perform. Karolina expressed she was saving up for a puppy and busking was a great way to raise money to achieve that. Before the end of the show, Ellen dropped a “reasonably” large quantity of cash into Karolina’s new busking tip bucket…maybe she can now afford that puppy! You can watch Karolina’s performance on The Ellen Show in the video below.
This is one of the many pop songs she covers. After her massive success following multiple viral busking videos, Karolina Protsenko appeared on The Ellen Show in 2019. She performed a cover of “Sunflower” by Post Malone which was very well received by the studio audience. After her performance, she had a brief interview with Ellen and also received a gift from the TV show host.
With a fan base of several million people located across the world, Karolina has gained huge support for her busking videos. She has been classically trained and has said she learns pop songs “very quickly”, some within one hour. Have a look at some of her most viewed videos below.
Featured in September, her Ed Sheeran cover got over 16,000 views! Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ has become a modern-day classic, being played in every country around the world. Karolina recreates the emotion of the song, using only her violin.
Learn More About Karolina Protsenko And Follow Her Work
If you want to see more from Karolina check out her Facebook page and follow her work for more brilliant busking videos!