Mozart, one of the greatest composers in history, began his journey as a composer at a remarkably young age. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He displayed exceptional musical talent from a very early age, showing remarkable proficiency in playing the piano and the violin as a child. Mozart's father, Leopold Mozart, recognized his son's extraordinary abilities and nurtured his musical development. He started providing Wolfgang with music lessons when the young prodigy was just three years old. By the age of five, Mozart was already composing his own music.