Alma Deutscher was born in 2005 in England. She started playing the piano when she was two years old and the violin when she was three. Soon afterwards she started improvising simple melodies on the piano. Her attempts at composition started aged four, when she wrote some arias for an opera about a pirate called Don Alonzo. Since then she has composed music for piano, violin, viola, string quartet, and a very short opera called ‘The Sweeper of Dreams’. She is now working on a longer opera based on the story of Cinderella.