Alma Deutscher, born 2005, is a composer, violinist, pianist and conductor. She started playing the piano when she was two years old and the violin when she was three. At six, she composed her first piano sonata, and at nine a concerto for violin and orchestra. Conductor Zubin Mehta called her “one of the greatest musical talents today”. Sir Simon Rattle declared that “Alma is a force of nature”. Her opera, Cinderella, has been performed on three continents to sold-out houses, and was described as “a once-in-a-lifetime opera-going event that had audiences standing and cheering”. In 2019, she gave her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, in an concert dedicated to her own compositions. Her new full-length opera, The Emperor's New Waltz, commissioned by the Salzburg State Theatre, will premiere in March 2023. Alma has featured prominently in the international media. Her YouTube channel has more than 15 million views.
"The poetry of Franz Schubert, the melancholy of Chopin, the grace, lightness and brilliance of Mozart - all this can be found in Deutscher's piano treasures." (Saarland Radio)
Alma really is a force of nature. I don’t know that I’ve come across anyone of that age with quite such an astonishing range of gifts. (Sir Simon Rattle)
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