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Music runs in the family for Samuel Sabbah: his father, Daniel Sabbah, has been his piano teacher since age 5, and his siblings are international prizewinners in voice, violin, and cello. When he was 6, he and his father performed at 40 retirement homes in one year, and he did his first of many media interviews. He is the youngest pianist ever to win prizes in all three national competitions in Norway; he’s followed that with nine first-place finishes at international contests in Belgium, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And in 2021, at the age of 13, he was named “Norway’s Best Musician” at the Midgard National Music Competition, for ages 8–21. Outside of music, he enjoys football, ping pong, swimming, card tricks, Legos, puzzles, and Rubik’s Cube.