by Steve Cook
I am delighted to feature Alma Deutscher (born February 2005), an English composer, pianist and violinist.
At just six years old she composed her first piano sonata. When she was just seven she wrote the opera The Sweeper of Dreams, her first major composition.
Aged nine, she wrote a concerto for violin and orchestra, which she premiered in 2015.
At the age of ten she wrote her first full-length opera, Cinderella, which had its European premiere in Vienna on 29 December 2016 when she was just eleven!