Welcome to Alma Deutscher's
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. When she was 6, she completed her first piano sonata, and at 7 she composed a short opera, The Sweeper of Dreams. Aged 9, Alma wrote a concerto for violin and orchestra. Aged 12, she completed her first piano concerto, which was premiered by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Between the ages of 8-12, Alma composed a full length opera, Cinderella.
Alma’s new piano solo album, From my Book of Melodies, is coming out with Sony Classical on November 8, 2019.
Photo (c) Patrick Hürlimann
In October 2019, Alma will receive the European Culture Prize in a ceremony at the Vienna State Opera House.
Alma has featured prominently in the international press and in 2017 was the subject of an hour long BBC Documentary and a CBS 60 Minutes feature. Her YouTube channel has more than eight million views.
As a soloist on both violin and piano, Alma has performed her compositions in Europe, North America and Asia, including at the Lucerne Festival and the Aix-en-Provence Festivals, and at the Shenzhen Road and the Belt Festival. She has appeared with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed in prestigious events, including Google's Zeitgeist, alongside speakers such as Physicist Stephen Hawking.
On this website, you will find some information about Alma's compositions, what musicians and critics have written about Alma, selected interviews with Alma and articles about her from newspapers and television channels around the world, information about her opera Cinderella, and about upcoming concerts.