Alma Deutscher  

Dorking, Surrey, England

 UK - 2005 

Parents: Guy Deutscher and Janie Steen
Alma on BBC Radio 3 - 20th May, 2017

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 Alma Deutscher, born 2005, is a composer, violinist and pianist. She started playing the piano when she was two years old and the violin when she was three. Soon afterwards she started improvising simple melodies on the piano. Her attempts at composition started aged four, when she began writing an opera about a pirate called Don Alonzo.

 

When she was 6, she composed her first full piano sonata, and at 7 she composed a very short opera called The Sweeper of Dreams. There followed various compositions for violin, piano, and chamber ensembles. Aged 9, Alma wrote a concerto for violin and orchestra, which she premiered in 2015 with the Oviedo Filarmonía and also played with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Her first symphonic piece, Dance of the Solent Mermaids was also premiered in 2015.  

 

Aged 10, Alma finished a full length opera, Cinderella. A chamber version of the opera was performed in Israel in 2015, and the full version will be premiered in Vienna in December 2016.

 

As a soloist on both violin and piano, Alma has appeared in England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Uruguay, USA, Israel, and Japan. She has also performed in prestigious events, including Google's Zeitgeist, alongside speakers such as Physicist Stephen Hawking. 

 

Alma’s first CD, The Music of Alma Deutscher was released in 2013, featuring a selection of her compositions up to age 8. Alma has featured prominently in the international press and broadcastmedia, including the Ellen Degeneres Show in the US. Her YouTube channel has nearly 3 million views.

Cinderella. Opera by Alma Deutscher (b.2005). Act 1

Bach Concerto for two pianos in C minor, Tanja Zhou and Alma Deutscher

Bach concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043 (on Intermezzo with Arik) - with Tanja Zhou

Alma Deutscher: music for Paris: que jamais ne revienne, le temps du sang et de la haine

Dance of the Solent Mermaids, by Alma Deutscher (b.2005)

Violin Concerto composed by Alma Deutscher - 3rd mov: Allegreo vivace e scherzando

Alma playing Mozart piano concerto K.246, with cadenza by Alma Deutscher

Cinderella. Opera by Alma Deutscher (b.2005). Act 1

Cinderella by Alma Deutscher. Act 2

Violin concerto by Alma Deutscher (9). II - Romanza

Trio for violin, viola and piano, composed by Alma Deutscher, October 2014

Variations in E-flat major by Alma Deutscher

Eduard Marxsen: sonata in B-flat major (I). Alma Deutscher

Intermezzo with Arik, Alma Deutscher, 3 Jan 2014

The Night Before Christmas - music by Alma Deutscher (8)

The Sweeper of Dreams. An opera by Alma Deutscher (aged 7).

Quartet movement in G major, Rondo, by Alma Deutscher

Alma in the recording studio -Rondo from piano sonata by Alma Deutscher

Rondino in Eb maj. Composed by Alma Deutscher (7)

Alma Deutscher (8): Scarlatti: Sonata in F# minor, March 2013

Alma Deutscher (7): Improvisation on Hänschen klein

Quartet movement in A major by Alma Deutscher. Composed 2012.

Alma Deutscher (7) playing Bériot, violin concerto no. 9 - I. Dec 2012

Nokia ringtone joke - composed by Alma Deutscher (7), Oct. 2012

Alma Deutscher (7) improvising on the piano, Oct. 2012

Alma Deutscher (aged 6) improvising on the piano, November 2011

Alma Deutscher (7) plays The Bee by François Schubert of Dresden (1808-1878)

Alma Deutscher (7) and Tobias Cramm improvising together on the organ, February 2012

Alma Deutscher (aged 6) playing Seitz, violin voncerto no. 3 (Keshet Eilon, 2011).

Alma Deutscher (aged 5) improvising on the organ. Chromatic Fantasia

The Night Before Christmas - music by Alma Deutscher (8)

The Sweeper of Dreams. An opera by Alma Deutscher (aged 7).

Quartet movement in G major, Rondo, by Alma Deutscher

Alma in the recording studio -Rondo from piano sonata by Alma Deutscher

Sonata in E-flat by Alma Deutscher (aged 6), II-Fantasia (composed October 2011)

Sonata in E-flat major by Alma Deutscher (aged 6) - I moderato (composed Nov 2011)

Alma Deutscher (aged 6), improvisation in G minor

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