Today, Matthew said he can conduct the whole of Johann Strauss’ operetta Die Fledermaus from memory.
The youngster, who lives in Carlton, Nottingham, added “I first listened to Die Fledermaus when I was seven-years-old.
“I’d seen a video of a young child conducting the nine-minute piece and really wanted to give it a go.
“I managed to conduct the whole thing a few weeks later.
“I have been rehearsing with NSO for a couple of weeks now and it’s sounding really good.
“There are some difficult parts where the music gets faster so I have to move my arms more but I’m getting the hang of it.
“I have been practising a lot and can now conduct the whole piece from memory and I’m really excited to put my skills to the test and conduct a real orchestra.”The London Economic
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