Thristan Mendoza

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Thristan Mendoza (born 1989) is a Filipino autistic savant and marimba prodigy.

Thristan "Tum-Tum" Mendoza was born 1989 in Quezon City, Philippines. He was enrolled at the Philippine Montessori Center and was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two and a half. During the same year he began to play.

In 1997 the University of the Philippines presented him as a gifted child prodigy.

He is now a college student majoring in percussion.

He has three siblings (Rainier, Victoria Angela, Victorina Francesca)


Further reading[edit]

  • Bouy, Janet (December 1, 2001). "Keyed up: Thristan Mendoza, 12 Quezon City, Philippines. (Kids Did It!)". National Geographic World.