Ukrainian teenager escapes war, performs at Carnegie Hall

In a basement in Manhattan, Dima Tishyn is focused on what is ahead of him.

“I’m not concentrated on the music, on the notes,” Tishyn said. “I just am playing and just feel this feeling, this atmosphere. Everything is so quiet and it’s only me.”

It’s a far cry from what he usually thinks about, thousands of miles away from his hometown. Videos from this month show missiles exploding in Dnipro, Ukraine, as Russia continues to wage war on the country.

“I think about it everyday,” Tishyn, 16, said.

Every day he thinks about his mom, dad and brother who are still in Ukraine, and the decision in March

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