Simply an amazing child, 12 years old … blessed with awesome talent!! Lucky that I saw her in the show last night!!
It takes Alma Deutscher just four notes and forty seconds to improvise an impressive short piano sonata right before 60 Minutes cameras. That alone is remarkable – but she’s also just 12 years old…Alma, a musical prodigy who, by the age of 10, had composed a full-length opera. She’s also a virtuoso on the violin and piano, where the music flows from her fingers as effortlessly as the breath from her body.
Scott Pelley: There is another composer who had an opera premiere in Vienna at the age of 11. Mozart. People compare you to Mozart. What do you think of that?
Alma Deutscher: I know that they mean it to be very nice to compare me to Mozart.
Scott Pelley: It could be worse.
Alma Deutscher: Of course, I love Mozart and I would have loved him to be my teacher. But I think I…
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