a young person who is highly talented
prodigy - genius
A ‘prodigy’ refers to a person who is so naturally gifted at something that they reach a high level or even master it while still a child or a young adult. Such ability is rare, and therefore usually attracts a lot of attention and admiration. The term is most commonly applied to precocious talents in fields such as sports, mathematics, and music.
Mozart remains a classic example of a prodigy. He wrote his first symphony at the age of 8.
The young maths prodigy is receiving a lot of media attention. People believe she has a great future in front of her.
There’s no doubt that the young player is a prodigy. It is our duty to nurture his rare talent carefully.