Alma Deutscher, born 2005, is a composer, violinist and pianist. 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. When she was 6, she completed her first piano sonata, and at 7 she composed a short opera called The Sweeper of Dreams. There followed various compositions for violin, piano, and chamber ensembles. Aged 9, Alma wrote a concerto for violin and orchestra, which she premiered in 2015. Aged 12, she completed her first piano concerto, premiered in Austria to the jubilation of the public and the press.
Between the ages of 8-12, Alma composed a full length opera, Cinderella, which has been performed in Israel, Austria, and most recently in the USA, to standing ovations and international critical acclaim.
As a soloist on both violin and piano, Alma has performed in England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Uruguay, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan and China. She has also performed in prestigious events, including Google's Zeitgeist, alongside speakers such as Physicist Stephen Hawking.