Sunday Prodigy #4: Leonora Spangenberger (13) Plays Villa-Lobos’ ‘Etude No. 7’

We’ve been dazzled by the skills of the young German guitarist Leonora Spangenberger for a couple of years now; in fact, one of our choices for Video Pick of the Week last July was her incredible version of Legnani’s Caprice No. 7, when she was just 11. This video is from two years after that one, so she’s two years better! And still playing some really difficult music with seeming effortlessness. Some players are just gifted; she is clearly one of those. Spangenberger is a student of Stefan Schmidt, the renowned German guitar tutor. Enjoy!  —Blair Jackson