I have an exciting announcement to make! For some years now, many people have asked me when my compositions would be published and when they would be available to purchase. Well, it turns out this is a far more difficult and complex process than what most people realize, and so it has taken a very long time even to get started. But I'm now extremely happy to announce that a book of my com-positions will be published in January, by the distin-guished publishers G. Schirmer. It's a book of piano pieces, and it contains all the pieces that appear on my Sony Classical album From My Book of Melodies. This book will be available from January 12, but you can already pre-order it now from the distributor Hall Leonard. I hope you will enjoy playing my compositions!
Premiere of Cinderella in Salzburg deferred
Due to the COVID situation, the new Salzburg Version of the opera Cinderella, that was due to premiere on Dec 6, 2020, was unfortunately deferred. A provisional alternative date for the opening is January 22, 2021, but please check on the website of the Salzburger Landestheater, because plans could change at any moment.
Alma's new Album:
"From My Book of Melodies"
Alma's new piano solo album with Sony Classical
From My Book of Melodies
is out now!
More information here
Alma to write new opera for Salzburg
The director of the Salzburg State Theatre, Carl Philip von Maldeghem, announced in January that a new opera has been commissioned from Alma Deutscher: "The Emperor's New Waltz". The premiere is planned for 2022. "The opera will be a romantic comedy, and I'm looking forward to developing and setting a new story" said Deutscher. "Already the first performance of the Siren Sounds waltz in Salzburg at the New Year's Eve concert has shown that Alma Deutscher developed a very own sound language", said director Maldeghem. "We are excited to see her new composition in Salzburg and to take the path of creative development with her." Photo: SBG LTH22
Standing ovations at Carnegie Hall for Alma's concert on December 12, 2019. The concert was dedicated to Alma's own composition, and included her her new concert waltz: Siren Sounds, her violin concerto, her piano concerto (with Alma as soloist in both), and highlights from Alma’s opera Cinderella. Find out more, and watch the whole concert here.
In October 2019, Alma received the European Culture Prize in a ceremony at the Vienna State Opera. After thanking baritone Thomas Hampson for his generous words of praise, Alma made a plea for melody and for harmony in the modern world. Video here.
Dec 2019. I am so excited to announce that I can now play on a violin made in 1683 by Antonio Stradivari, called the Bucher Stradivarius! This wonderful violin is loaned to me by an extremely generous person, and the loan is administered by the Tarisio Trust.
Beijing Music Festival's
Young Musician Award 2019
On October 12, 2019, Alma received the Beijing Music Festival’s Young Musician Award 2019.
On November 22, 2019, a short dance-version of Alma’s new Waltz, Siren Sounds, was played and choreographed during the opening ceremony of the Red Cross Ball (Rotkreuzball) in Vienna. Alma also danced during the opening ceremony. All proceeds from the ball go to the Red Cross.