Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the greatest composers of all time. He was born on January 27, 1756 to Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria in Salzburg, Austria. He was the youngest of seven children. Five of them died when they were infants. He was baptized the day after his birth. He was a natural musician who can play many instruments at an early age. He started to play in public at 6 years old. Mozart wanted to do the "music business", so he wrote hundreds of beautiful works which included sonatas, symphonies, masses, chamber music, concertos, and operas.
Mozart was the only son in his family who survived. His father, Leopold, was a successful composer, violinist, and the assistant concert master at the Salzburg court. Leopold started to tutor his daughter, Maria Anna(nicknamed Nannerl), at an early age. She started to play the keyboard at only 7. 3 year old Mozart looked on and mimicked his older sister, showing that he had a strong understanding of chords, tonality, and tempo. Then, Mozart was also being tutored by his father.
Leopold saw that his children were amazing at music, but young Mozart was excelling beyond his father's teachings. In 1762, Leopold took them on a "tour." Nannerl, age 11, and Mozart, age 6, were performing as child prodigies at the courts of Paris, London, The Hague, and Zurich.