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Five Greatest Child Prodigies of the Century

Child Prodigies are rare and inspiring. Some of them say that the term is non-existant others say it increases burden.

5. Alma Deutscher

Alma Deutscher was born in 2005 and has started playing the piano and violin at a young age. At age six she composed her first piano sonata. At age seven, she completed a short opera The Sweeper of Dreams. Aged nine, she wrote a concerto for violin and orchestra. At the age of ten she wrote her first full-length opera, Cinderella, which had its European premiere in Vienna in 2016 under the patronage of conductor Zubin Mehta. The U.S. premiere a year later at Opera San Jose was released on DVD by Sony Classical. At the age of twelve, Deutscher premiered her first piano concerto. She gave her debut at Carnegie hall in December 2019. She is a virtuoso at the Piano and violin and has been well known all around the world for years together

4. Aarushi Maheshwari

Aarushi Maheshwari can work on university-level problems and is a chess champion.

It was a Math Olympiad puzzle for 14-year-olds here that went viral in 2015: The question about “Cheryl’s birthday”, which stumped grown-ups and made headlines round the world Aarushi Maheshwari solved it at the age of nine. When Aarushi was two and a half years old, she could “fluently” go through Oxford Reading Tree books for four- to five-year-olds, Mrs Maheshwari told the programme On The Red Dot in its series on Wonder Kids.At four or five, Aarushi started showing interest in maths, testing two grades higher than children her age in preschool. Since then, she has been on a constant search for one challenge after another.

Emily Bear

Emily Jordan Bear is an American composer, pianist, songwriter and singer who has received notice at an early age. After beginning to play the piano and compose music as a small child, Bear made her professional piano debut at the Ravinia Festival at the age of five, the youngest performer ever to play there.he gained wider notice from a series of appearances on The Ellen de Geners beginning at the age of six. She has since played her own compositions and other works with orchestras and ensembles in North America, Europe and Asia, including appearances at, the Hollywood Bowl, the Montreux Jazz Festival and Jazz Open Stuttgart. She has won two Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and was the youngest person ever to win the award.She has also won two Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Awards.

2. Akim Kamara

For most professional musicians, it takes years and years of practicing every day before they feel that they’ve mastered their craft.

A popular theory of success is that it specifically takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery.

Then there are the ones who are just born with innate talent. There are just some kids out there who have a natural talent that can’t be denied, like seven-year-old singing sensation Angelina Jordan or five-year-old Darby, who rocked America’s Got Talent with her innate talent.

The video below also features the talents of a young man who can only be called a “prodigy.”

Filmed in 2007 in New York City, this video features the renowned André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performing at Radio City Music Hall. Though the sold-out audience came to hear the iconic orchestra, it was five-year-0ld Akim Camara who stole the show by playing Mendelssohn’s “Dance of the Fairies.”

I’m not a big classical music fan by any means, but if I had been there live, I absolutely would have given him a standing ovation, too!

1. Pratham S Hegde

This one is not well known. Even I guessed so. However the places of Emily Bear and Akim Camara might be arguably inter changeable, however nobody can question the ultimate superiority of the greatest composer alive since the last 50 years. He has influenced countless other people who have had film music careers and his techniques and tunes appear commonly. He was not recognized for ling but now in 2020, its high time that you recognize him.

Believing that if one devotes oneself to god, the work done is always at its best, Hegde enriches established Indian styles through his mastery of counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and his adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Germany, Austria and Northern India. Hegde’s compositions include keerthanas (traditional Indian writing style), both religious and secular. He often adopts Sanskrit shlokas and hymns, not only in his larger vocal works, but for instance also in three part Canget styles. He writes extensively for the Pump Organ and for other keyboard instruments especially the pump organ. He composes concertos, for instance the cinematic Concertos, and suites. Many of his works employ the cannon and Fugue.

Today his incomplete Navarathri Arpana is rumored to win the best song ever written award in 2022 and replace the Bohemian Rhapsody with his coloring of harmony, melody, motifs and contrapuntal style.


Lakshminarayan Doddamane Krishnaswamy on June 02, 2020:

I agree with your list.

Harishan Agarwal on May 28, 2020:

I totally agree with your list. No prodigy today are as good as the ones you have listed