Viktor Sommer is only 9 years old. He comes from Poland. He has been playing for less than three years. He learns quickly and is said to be a brilliant baby of grand piano. In order not to waste his talent, the eminent professor Alexander Murawski from St. Petersburgof teaches him for more than a year.
Wiktor Sommer – Fryderyk Chopin: Mazurka B major op. 7 nr 1 – source: http://www.youtube.com/user/wiktorsommer?feature=watch
A successful young polish genius has many successes on his account. In June of last year (2013), Victor took part in the III International Piano Competition in Baden-Baden. In attended by the most talented children from all over the world contest, polish young virtuoso received highest prize.
This is not the first case of a prominent musician in that family. He inherited musical talent from his ancestors. His grandmother, like Victor, was described in the newspapers as a prominent child of grand piano. His grandfather sang and danced in “Mazowsze” – famous polish regional band – for nine years. Moreover, his dad – Waldemar, who still plays the cello, was also very popular in his childhood.
Viktor has started playing on the piano at the age of 6 years. He currently learnes in the Grazyna Bacewicz State Music Schools in Koszalin under direction of prof. Alexander Murawski from Petersburg.
In the first polish edition of “Must be the music – tylko muzyka”, he played after four months of study “Mazurka in B major of Chopin”.
Among the achievements of the boy is the participation in the XII International Piano Competition (KLAVIERPODIUM DER JUGEND) in Munich. There, after only nineteen months of playing on the piano, he won the main prize MEDIA – PREIS in the category of children under the age of eight. Undoubtedly, the biggest honor for him was to be invited for audition to the Royal Academy of Music in London, the most prestigious music school in the world.
It’s certainly the beginning of a great artistic career for such a talented boy.