When the Varchetti family ordered a pepperoni pizza from Hungry Howie’s for dinner they weren’t expecting an impromptu piano recital, but that’s exactly what they got.
When the delivery guy, 18-year-old Bryce Dudal, looked inside their foyer and noticed a piano. Julie Varchetti, who wasn’t home that night explained to to news outlets that her husband ordered food from Hungry Howie’s to be delivered to their home for himself and the children. When Dudal arrived, he noticed the piano in the home and asked if he could play.
Bryce sat down on the piano bench and began to play the third movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata, stunning the family. Julie later said that her youngest son even stopped playing his favorite video game to listen to Bryce play.
Fortunately for everyone, Julie later posted a video of Bryce’s spontaneous performance, even though she was not home to enjoy it for herself.
After he stopped playing Bryce told the family he was self taught from a young age before getting lessons. Bryce told the Washington Post that playing the piano has always been a passion of his.
“[Learning to play the piano] was a long process. You have to sit there and think and try to put it on the piano, piece by piece. I couldn’t read music back then. I would sit there and listen for hours and hours and try to figure it out… A lot of people sit down at the piano and play something slow and beautiful. But when I play for someone, I like to go all out.”
Bryce’s impromptu performance quickly went viral and he appeared in interviews with numerous news agencies. You can watch one of those interviews – and a bit more of Bryce’s piano skills – in the video below.