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Announcing The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Jury
Celebration Concert


Alma Deutscher
Composer, Violinist, Pianist
Canadian Debut


Friday April 13, 2018
8:00 p.m., Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor St. W. Toronto


Alma Deutscher (b. 2005): Original works.
Piano sonata
Violin Sonata
Arias and duets from the opera Cinderella

Guest Artists

Adanya Dunn - Soprano
Andrew Haji - Tenor
Angela Park  - Piano


Discover one of the most incredible
talents of our time...

Her only Canadian performance!

The musical world is ablaze with talk of the remarkable gifts of Alma Deutscher, who began playing the piano at two, violin at three and composing at four.  Last year, her opera Cinderella premiered to rave reviews in Vienna.

Hear Alma perform her own music on violin and piano in this debut performance to celebrate the all-star jury of The Glenn Gould Prize who will be present.

A tribute to The Glenn Gould Foundation’s commitment to young artists.

The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Jury

Viggo Mortensen, Chair
Kat Von D
Francois Girard
Ute Lemper
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC
Naeemeh Naeemaei
Sondra Radvanovsky
Howard Shore, OC
Foday Musa Suso
Ye Xiaogang

Introducing Alma Deutscher

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 as soloist in her violin concerto.   This year she makes her debuts at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence and Lucerne Festivals.

Alma dislikes the comparisons often made to her as “the next Mozart”, a label too often applied, somewhat unimaginatively.   In person, she is modest, but confident in her gifts, saying she would prefer to be recognized just as “Alma”. 


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