The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies

Monday, June 22 on 4

In the conclusion of the series, Alex composes a concerto that will do justice to the remarkable talents of his four soloists. As the concerto begins to take shape, viewers gain a unique insight into the mind of one of the world’s most brilliant young composers. Three months later, the concerto is finished. But when the prodigies receive their parts, Alex receives mixed feedback, leaving him to reconcile delicate artistic and talent-management issues. A week before the performance, the prodigies arrive in the UK for intensive rehearsal ahead of the most important concert of their lives.

Monday, June 15 on 4

Alexander Prior is one of Britain’s most talented and prolific young composers. Channel 4 has commissioned Alexander to compose a concerto featuring some of the world’s most brilliant young musicians. Last week, Alex travelled to the USA in search of prodigious talent. This week, he goes to Shanghai in search of China’s most brilliant piano prodigies. With help from two piano professors at the Shanghai Conservatory, Alex meets and auditions four astonishing young pianists aged eight to 12. He then faces the difficult task of deciding which one to choose – and breaking the news.

Monday, June 8 on C4

A three-part-series showcasing the world’s most remarkable musical prodigies and the classical stars of tomorrow. Sixteen-year-old Alexander Prior is one of Britain’s most talented and prolific young composers. Now Channel 4 has commissioned Alexander to compose a concerto featuring some of the world’s most brilliant young musicians. He travels to the USA and China to hand-pick four child prodigies, and the chosen children are then flown to the UK to premiere his concerto under his baton. In the first film, Alex travels to Miami in search of his prodigious talents.

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