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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
15 June 2018, 14:18
This 12-year-old composer and multi-instrumentalist has a very Mozart-esque trick up her sleeve - improvising a whole piece from just four notes.
When Alma Deutscher appeared on 60 Minutes, she was given four random musical notes (they turned out to be B, A, E flat and G) and a little bit of time. That was all she needed to come up with a truly mind-blowing improvisation.
Deutscher has been compared to Mozart continually throughout her short career, and we reckon it's justified, but Deutscher herself also cites the music of Schubert and Tchaikovsky as big influences.
She's already written a range of compositions, including a full-length opera(!) called Cinderella – it was premiered in 2016 under the baton of legendary conductor Zubin Mehta.