Thanks to the advent of reality TV and music competitions around the world, we can discover unknown virtuoso musicians. However, no one would expect such incredible sounds from a 9-year-old violin student.
Soro Lavorgna is her name, and she is only 9 years old, but she is quickly making a name for herself. Soro delivered a stunning rendition of Vivaldi’s “Summer” during the finale of Prodiges, a French TV show judged by cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon, alongside a star opera singer and dancer.
The show features talented young people in the categories of vocals, instruments and dance using classical music. In this final episode, the Franco-Japanese violinist played a new interpretation of Vivaldi’s “Summer” composed by Max Richter.
Judge Capuçon told him during the competition: “You impressed us. You show incredible focus and determination in your nine years. Soro’s performance was accompanied by the Divertimento Orchestra, conducted by conductor Zahia Ziouani.
The other two judges were equally impressed. Judge Marie-Claude Pietragalla is a prima ballerina and choreographer, and Judge Julie Fuchs is a world-renowned soprano. Sora was the youngest contestant in the competition. She began the violin at the age of four at the Cannes Conservatory.
In five years, she has become a musical force with extreme skill and precision on her instrument. She practices for two hours a day and enjoys working on her skills.
Sora didn’t win the entire competition, but she was celebrated for her performance. The trophy was ultimately won by 12-year-old ballet dancer Sacha, but Sora has a bright future ahead of her.