What is fascinating about Alma Deutscher is that she really can do it all, otherwise she would not have become so famous. Her composition is fully-fledged, but in a frame she has set herself: it has to be “beautiful”, and that means tonal. The German classics and romantics, spiced with a pinch of Italians – these are her role models. She creates arias that challenge the singers, and an instrumentation that makes you sit up and listen again and again.
Volksblatt, Renate Wagner
Born in England in 2005, Alma Deutscher is a composer, violinist and pianist. She began playing the piano when she was two, the violin at three and started composing at 4, producing her first piano sonata aged 6.
Alma wrote a full-length opera, Cinderella, when she was 10, which received its fully staged production in Vienna in 2016. The opera received its North American premiere in December 2017 with Opera San Jose. In January 2018 a shortened version of Cinderella opened at the Vienna State Opera. In summer 2016 Alma premiered her piano concerto at the Carinthian Festival, appearing also...
The G minor Violin Concerto she composed when she was nine years old has two exceptionally tight movements in the style of Mendelssohn and bears witness to a great melodic talent, but even more to an expert approach to harmony.