I've no TV and so no licence so I didn't watch it but have been following Alma, or rather catching up with what she's already done, since last year.
One thing it she certainly shows for me is that if you simply leave young people with no distractions, some of them can become astonishing. Hard to imagine Alma would be anything like that if brought up in a home with mobile phone in her hand all the time, a computer in her room and a TV on all the time.
Yes there are parallels with the young Mozart, though Alma is not quite in that place I don't think. The development of it will be a matter for whoever takes on a mentoring and professional guidance role, if anybody does. Her music at the moment is almost entirely derivative, and is unbelievably clever, for any age let alone 12. Whether she will develop her own voice and learn to embrace a more challenging artistic vision remains to be seen; at the moment she is, with her frightfully eloquent delivery entrenched in everything needing to be 'beautiful' - in the terms of the perspective of a small girl who, very rightly, has limited experience and awareness of the world. She is amazingly intelligent and I am sure that in time will absorb and be able to use a wider palette of expression as she matures.
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)