Star violinist David Garrett writes in his recently published autobiography that he missed nothing as a child prodigy – and has no regrets to this day. And up-and-coming talents Laetitia Hahn and Maddox Marsollek can’t imagine a life with less music or less practicing.
Nine-year-old Maddox and his seven-year-old brother Miles Marsollek are both little geniuses from Brandenburg. Maddox has an extraordinary talent for playing the piano, his little brother for playing the violin.
What do experts say? We hear from human development researcher David Henry Feldman and music psychologist Daniel Müllensiefen. Music historian Arne Stollberg reports on what became of the prodigies from music history.