Alma Deutscher


Born in 2005, Alma Deutscher is a composer, violinist, pianist, and conductor. She started playing the piano when she was two years old and the violin when she was three. At six, Deutscher composed her first piano sonata, and at nine a concerto for violin and orchestra. Conductor Zubin Mehta called her “one of the greatest musical talents today.” Sir Simon Rattle declared that “Alma is a force of nature.” Her opera Cinderella has been performed on three continents to sold-out houses, and was described as “a once-in-a-lifetime opera-going event that had audiences standing and cheering” (Opera Today). In 2017 Deutscher was the subject of an hour-long BBC Documentary and a CBS 60 Minutes documentary. In 2019, Deutscher gave her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, in a concert dedicated to her own compositions. That same year, Deutscher received the European Culture Prize in a ceremony at the Vienna State Opera and was elected by the German Magazine Stern as one of twelve “Heroes of Tomorrow.” As a soloist playing her own compositions, she has appeared in prestigious festivals, including the Lucerne Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Beijing Music Festival. Deutscher has also appeared as a soloist playing her own compositions with many orchestras – from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Her new full-length opera, The Emperor’s New Waltz, commissioned by the Salzburg State Theatre, will premiere in March 2023. Deutscher’s YouTube channel has more than 15 million views.

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