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Choppin’ and Chopin: black belt meets black keys for Jude
2:00pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
THERE are not many people who have hands that can chop a piece of wood in half and perform Chopin on the piano in the same week.
But Jude Wynter, of Inkberrow, recently got a grade 8 distinction on the piano, one of the youngest in the country to reach this level.
He also achieved a black belt in tae kwon do and won local competition Pinvin’s Got Talent, all in the same week in June.
“It was a busy summer,”
said the 10-year-old, who also plays football for Alcester Town. “The two things are quite different so I can’t compare them but I like both a lot.
“I have been learning the piano for five years and doing tae kwon do for four.
I was really pleased to win Pinvin’s Got Talent because I wasn’t expecting it.”
Jude’s not about to rest on his laurels, though. He said: “I am going to work towards a diploma in piano. It may take two to three years to complete.”