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Sixteen-year-old Alexander Prior, one of Britain's most talented and prolific young composers, brings together some of the world's greatest young musical talent to perform his new concerto

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Sixteen-year-old Alexander Prior, one of Britain's most talented and prolific young composers, brings together some of the world's greatest young musical talent to perform his new concerto

Series 1 Summary

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Prior is one of Britain's most talented and prolific young composers. He began composing at the age of eight and has already written more than forty works.

Now Alex brings together some of the world's most remarkable young musical talent to perform a concerto.

Taking inspiration from these talents he writes a quadruple concerto and invites the children come to England for a week of intensive rehearsals, which climaxes in Alex conducting a concert at the Sage Gateshead, with The Northern Sinfonia.

But before the performance, Alex must ensure these extraordinary young performers are able to work together and create a spectacular performance on the night, as it promises to be a defining moment in all of their careers.

  • Simone

    Episode 1

    Renowned prodigy-hunter Giselle Brodsky invites Alex to Miami. Giselle has selected five of America's most gifted young musicians, who've flown in from all corners of the States to audition for Alex.

  • Zhang

    Episode 2

    Sixteen-year-old Alexander Prior goes to Shanghai where he auditions four astonishing young pianists aged eight to 12. He then faces the difficult task of choosing just one.

  • Alex composes at the keyboard

    Episode 3

    After eight months of auditions, composing and rehearsals, the new concerto is premiered before an audience including music critics and a record industry executive