Move over, Mr. Holland! Your opus is totally 1995. Our new favorite music conductor is 11-year-old Matthew Smith, who directed a 75-piece orchestra this past weekend. A music buff since he was much younger, it seems like it was a total dream come true for Smith.
It was actually Smith’s debut performance with such a large ensemble, and likely not his last. Taking place at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, Smith had his group play Johann Strauss’ operetta Die Fledermaus. We’ve got a feeling that’s, uh — not really a typical starter-piece when you’re leading an orchestra. Call it a hunch.
Watch and enjoy a snippet of Smith totally knocking it out of the park.
We know that Smith would probably hate it if we used the word “adorable,” so — ahem. We won’t. We will say that we’re sure his parents are incredibly proud of him.
Smith plays violin, as well as drums, piano, guitar, and viola. Again, he’s only 11.
If you can’t get enough of Smith — and we don’t blame you — here’s another video of him being incredible.
We’ve got a feeling this kid has quite a bright future ahead of him.