There are many child prodigies in the world that have made a huge impact on the way we view it or think about it. A fantastic one would be Clara Schumann, and this is the wonderful lady that I will be speaking about today. Clara was born on September 13th, 1819, and sadly died on May 20th, 1986. She was a very successful German pianist and composer. She was sometimes known as Europe’s Queen and the Piano because she was so talented and so professional. She was the wife of the famous composer, Robert Schumann, and they had eight children between the years of 1841 and 1854. She started playing the piano at age five and by the 1835 she had established a reputation throughout Europe as a child prodigy. I will be examining her challenges and contributions to society, take a look at how the education system regarded her, and analyse the difficulties that she encountered. You will learn about the impact that Clara had on many an what she has done. In Clara’s early childhood days, she had greatly participated herself in playing the piano. Clara’s father and mother had separated when she was are five years old. She had moved with her father, Friedrich Wieck. Her mother, Marianna performed on the piano at concerts and then continued with her career even looking after all of her children. At the beginning, Clara was playing with her father, which even though he was tough and judgemental, was helpful to her considering he was an ambitious music teacher. His name was Friedrich Wieck, and he has been playing and teaching the piano for years before Clara even began. Friedrich said long before Clara was born that he was going to make his child a performing artist of the composition, and counterpoint and started performing at the age of eight under her father’s eyes and heart. At the age of 9, Clara proved herself a prodigy with her concert debut. When Clara reached the age of 11, she performed her first recital in Leipzig. This is how Clara emerged from being a young girl to a professional pianist that performs for others. As she grew older, she developed even further.