Karolina Protsenko is a famous violinist.
She has more than 6 million subscribers on her YouTube channel by name, Karolina Protsenko Violin.
Karolina Protsenko was born on 3 October 2008 in Kyiv, Ukraine into a musical family.
Her father, Nikolay Protsenko was born in Ukraine and her mother, Ella Protsenko was born in the Soviet Union (Russia).
Nikolay is a guitarist and Ella is a pianist and a singer.
Karolina has two younger brothers, Leo Protsenko and Nicholas Protsenko and both of them were born in the United States.
Migrating to the United States-
While living in Ukraine, Nikolay was very successful with his online store.
He was also a hodophile and travelled to around 15 countries.
During that time, his dream was to live in a foreign country for a while and at that time, his in-laws got a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) and they moved to the United States and acquired U.S. citizenship.
As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine erupted in 2014, Nikolay and Ella decided to migrate from Ukraine to the United States for their safety.
So, a year later, in 2015, they along with the 6-year-old Karolina migrated from Ukraine to California, United States.
Love for violin-
At 5, her mother taught her a few music basics and at 6, Karolina badly wanted to play a musical instrument.
So, her parents asked her to choose between playing a saxophone and a violin and she chose violin.
Karolina started practising playing violin daily and also started taking violin lessons and quickly fell in love with violin.
She started with Suzuki violin book volume 1 and did many subsequent volumes of this book.
Initially, Karolina found playing violin to be very easy but eventually she found playing pieces to be difficult but thanks to her love for violin, she persisted.
In one of her 2021 YouTube videos, she stated that she practices playing pop songs and classical music on her violin every day for three hours.
Karolina practices pop songs with her mother and classical music with her violin teacher, Mr. Fischer.
At 6, Karolina stumbled upon a YouTube video of Lindsey Stirling in which she was simultaneously playing violin and dancing.
She was inspired by her and as during that time, she didn’t know dancing, she started taking ballet classes and she too wanted to play violin by dancing much like Lindsey.
And at 8, Karolina attended a Lindsey Stirling’s Christmas concert.
She watches a lot of Lindsey’s videos.
A talented musician-
Apart from violin, Karolina can also play guitar and can also sing.
As of 2022, she learnt more than 250 songs on violin by ear and she doesn’t use music sheets.
Every week, she learns two new songs on violin.
Since 2017, Karolina has been busking. Her first busk was in Santa Monica, California.
She also sells her music CDs and in a few of her videos, she partnered with Daniele Vitale Sax, a popular sax performer.
Karolina’s future plan is to travel the world performing violin concerts and reach even more people and write her own music.
Karolina is an internet celebrity and this is evident by her millions of followers across various social media platforms.
As of May 2022, she has 6.92M subscribers on her Karolina Protsenko Violin YouTube channel and 856K subscribers on her Karolina Protsenko channel and 311K subscribers on her Karolina Protsenko Vlog channel and 221K subscribers on her Karolina Protsenko Voice channel.
Her violin covers on popular songs are very popular on YouTube and she also performed for numerous charity events.
Her family also has a YouTube channel by name, The Protsenko Family.
As of May 2022, Karolina has 9.8M followers on Facebook and 918k followers on Instagram.
She finished her schooling in May 2022 and lives in Washington.
Some interesting facts about Karolina-
- Karolina’s favourite singer is Whitney Houston and she also likes Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.
- Light blue and white are her favourite colours.
- Karolina is a vegetarian.
- Her hobbies are writing journals and glueing pictures. She also likes writing affirmations, biking, baking, travelling, trampolining and stationery.
- Karolina is fluent in English and Russian.
- She loves eating dark chocolate.
- Karolina tried for America’s Got Talent reality show but couldn’t qualify for it.
- She was born very flexible and could split her legs without any pain.
- Karolina appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and received $1,000 from Ellen.
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