November 18, 2010
Forever young, a portrait of violin prodigy Anna Burgess hangs in her living room while Anna practices her music at home. The young artist will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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Even before her fourth birthday, Anna Okada Burgess practiced on a Cracker Jack box with a ruler taped onto it for 10 or 15 minutes a day. She graduated then to a 1/10-size violin that sounded like a mosquito, her father said. Now 15 years old, she plays