Thristan Mendoza

Filipino musician

Thristan "Tum-Tum" Mendoza (born 1989) is a Filipino Prodigious Savant and marimba prodigy.

Mendoza was born in Quezon City, Philippines. He was enrolled at the Philippine Montessori Center. He 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)


  • Darold Treffert. "Thristan "Tum-Tum" Mendoza – a child prodigy marimbist with autism from the Philippines". Wisconsin Medical Society. Retrieved 2007-08-16.

Further readingEdit

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