How Alma Deutscher became the world’s ‘little Mozart’

Alma Deutscher could read music before she could read words. She composed her first piano sonata at six, her first short opera at seven, and her first full-length opera at 10.

She then debuted her Cinderella – based on the traditional fairy tale, but with Cinderella as a composer – to critical acclaim at the Casino Baumgarten theatre, Vienna, on 29 December 2016, when she was 11, but her plaits made her look younger.

A gifted musician as well as a composer, Alma was on stage throughout, switching between the piano and the violin. She imbued her playing with a musical sophistication that seemed almost inconceivable in someone who still wears Start-rite shoes. More on The Telegraph

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