Prodigy the focus of this year’s festival
By Charlene Baldridge
Want to discover more about Mozart’s music and genius?
Genius doesn’t grow on trees. Neither does prodigy.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most prolific and profoundly influential composers who ever lived — he would have had his 260th birthday in January — was both genius and prodigy. By the age of 5, he was playing keyboard and violin like a master and performing before the crowned heads of Europe, thanks to his father, a promoter par excellence.