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Musician Emily Bear has composed more than 350 pieces for the piano. She's recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and worked closely with her mentor, music legend. And get this: She's 12. (NPR) October 1, 2013

Matt Haimovitz is 42 and a world-renowned cellist. He rushed into the classical music scene at age 10 after Itzhak Perlman, the famed violinist, heard him play. (NPR) October 3, 2013

On Morning Edition, David Greene reported on child prodigies. He talked to two parents, the mother of a teenage computer wonder and the father of a pint-sized tennis phenom. (NPR) October 4, 2013

Akiane Kramarik is an artistic child prodigy, artist and poet. Watch her paint "Wonder" in time lapse on her website (click here).

Unlike most folks people her age (or older), Chelsea Dock has performed on the piano at Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (NPR) June 27, 2008

At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Jake says his autism is key to his success. (60 Minutes) January 15, 2012, TEDxTeen April 9, 2012

Magnus Carlsen is the best in the world. He reigns supreme in a sport played by 500 million people. It is chess. (60 Minutes) February 19, 2012

World's newest musical genius, Alma Deutscher, composes her own opera at the age of 7. (ABC NEWS) October 23, 2012

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. (TED) April, 2010

Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. (TED) March, 2012

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