Music Prodigies of the Past
- Georges Bizet - He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music before he turned 10.
- Frédéric Chopin - He composed his "Polonaises in G minor and B flat major 9" when he was 7 years old.
- Franz Liszt - He had his first major concert at the age of 11.
- Felix Mendelssohn - He was making public concert appearances at the age of 9.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - At the age of 5, he already wrote a miniature allegro (K. 1b) and andante (K. 1a).
- Franz Schubert - Began composing before the age of 12.
Music Prodigies of Recent Years
- Lang Lang - Piano prodigy, started playing the piano at age 3.
- Derek Trucks - Guitar prodigy, began playing the guitar when he was 9 years old.
- Vanessa Mae - Violin prodigy, started playing the violin at age 5.
- Yo-Yo Ma - Cello prodigy, started playing the cello when he was 4.
- Charlotte Church - Vocal prodigy, started performing at age 3.
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