Tween Violinist Performs Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' On Street Corner

Tween Violinist Performs Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' On Street Corner

A tween violinist performs Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ standing on a street corner. And the moment is nothing short of magical!


Most six-year-olds can be found playing with toys or coloring. But Karolina Protsenko picked up a violin instead. By the time she was ten, she aced every musical note and now she is well known worldwide as a violin prodigy.

But what has people flocking to the internet is her latest tune of ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra, garnering more than 350,000 views! Dressed in a pink t-shirt and blue jeans, her body sways to the musical notes and one can almost hear Frank singing in tune. This 11-year-old musician charms every listener within hearing distance of her violin.

Busking on the streets of Santa Monica, California she does renditions of pop songs like, Believer by Imagine Dragons to Hallelujah by Lenoard Cohen. With over 4.2 million subscribers, she is blessed with a rare gift to bring joy through her music.

Born in the Ukraine, her parents brought her to the United States in 2015 so she could be classically trained in the violin. She then began busking in 2017 on the streets of California where she not only captivated audiences with her music but even garnered attention of The Ellen Show. When Ellen asked Karolina if she liked performing in the streets, she giggled with a resounding, “Yes.” Karolina also appreciates the generosity she has been shown and is saving up all her money for college and a puppy!

Fans have left posts on her Facebook page thanking her for sharing her gift with the world. While one writes, “Hats off to your music, and the grace with which your legs synchronise with the tune. A treat to watch," yet another posted, "You are a very talented young girl. I really love this song. You are truly GOD’S own child. What magical talent you have. Fantastic performance as usual." A third wrote, "Every day you surprise me, I admire your talent so much, you are the best violinist in the world."

She practices her violin two to three hours a day and learns pop songs by ear. She played more than 200 cover songs in the past year and it’s no wonder why she does it. She truly embodies the God given gift of music. What do you think of this young prodigy and her version of Frank’s, My Way?

Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary, praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Psalm 150:1-5.