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Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg in 1809. He was a German composer (Jewish) of early Romanticism. Mendelssohn was often found as the biggest music wonder child after Volfgange Amadeus Mozart. The first hours of the piano were given to him by his mother. When he was seven he was taught by Mary Bigot in Paris. From 1817 he studied the composition by Karl Friedrich Celter in Berlin. The first public concert performance was probably when he was nine years old, when he participated in concert chamber music. As a child he was a prolific composer and when he was thirteen he wrote the first published piece, the piano quartet. In addition to music, Mendelssohn's education included art, literature, languages and philosophy. He was skilled in drawing pencil and painting watercolors, he could speak (in addition to his native German), English, Italian and Latin, and was interested in classical literature.