He tells stories through music! - Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian composer, born in Ukraine. His father was an engineer and his mother was a pianist. Prokofiev showed his music talent since a very young age. At around 6 years old, he composed his first piano piece, which his mother helped him put it on the manuscripts. He continued to like music as well as other academic subjects, like math and science. In fact, chess playing became his second love and he became a very competent chess player.

Prokofiev's first long trip happened when he was about 8 years old. He went to Moscow where he saw two operas. When he went home, he decided to write an opera called "The Giant," which he performed to his family.

Prokofiev loved telling story through music. One of his most famous piece was Peter and the Wolf, which is a story loved by children of generations to come. You may click HERE to see the animated version of Peter and the Wolf.

Another famous work is Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. (Click on the link to access to see an animation of an exerpt from this.