Watch the “Youngest String Quartet Ever” Perform Vivaldi, Michael Jackson & Katy Perry

They’re billed as “the youngest string quar­tet ever.” The kids began play­ing in The Joy­ous String Quar­tet when they were four years old. Now, fast for­ward four more years, and they find them­selves per­form­ing 20 con­certs a year around the globe — in places like South Korea and Chi­na, and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Above you can watch them per­form Sum­mer “Presto” by Vival­di. Below, they give you a clas­si­cal ver­sion of Katy Per­ry’s “Fire­work:

And final­ly Michael Jack­son’s “Smooth Crim­i­nal.” In case you’re won­der­ing, the stu­dents come out of The Joy­ous Music School in Hicksville, NY.

via The Kids Should See This

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Four­teen-Year-Old Girl’s Blis­ter­ing Heavy Met­al Per­for­mance of Vival­di

Ele­men­tary School Kids Sing David Bowie’s “Space Odd­i­ty” & Oth­er Rock Hits: A Cult Clas­sic Record­ed in 1976

Ele­men­tary School Stu­dents Per­form in a Play Inspired by David Lynch’s Twin Peaks

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