We now have access to previously unknown virtuoso musicians as a result of the worldwide rise of reality television and music competition shows.
However, a 9-year-old violin student would not be expected to produce these unbelievable sounds. Although she is only nine years old, she is already making a name for herself.
Her name is Soro Lavorgna. On the finals of Prodiges, a French talent show judged by cellist Gautier Capuçon and featuring a star opera singer and dancer, Soro performed a stunning rendition of Vivaldi’s “Summer.”
The show features young talents who use classical music to sing, play instruments, and dance. The French-Japanese violinist performed a new Max Richter composition of Vivaldi’s “Summer” in this final episode.
During the competition, Judge Capuçon told her, “You impressed us. You show fantastic focus and assurance for your nine years.”
The Divertimento orchestra, led by conductor Zahia Ziouani, performed alongside Soro. The other two judges were impressed as well.
Judge Julie Fuchs is a soprano of international renown, and Judge Marie-Claude Pietragalla is a prima ballerina and choreographer.
Sora was the most youthful candidate in the opposition. She took up violin lessons at the Cannes Conservatory when she was four years old.
She has become a musical force in just five years, playing her instrument with extreme skill and precision. She enjoys working on her skills and practices for two hours every day.
Although Sora did not win the competition as a whole, she was praised for her performance. Although 12-year-old ballet dancer Sacha won the trophy in the end, Sora has a bright future ahead of her.