He was the youngest person in the world to pass his ATCL, a piano examination equivalent to the first year of university when he was nine. Two years on, he has completed the course and been awarded an LTCL diploma from Trinity College London. The qualification – a Licentiate of Trinity College London is equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree.
Curtis practiced for more than two hours a day to perfect a challenging 37 minutes programme, mostly form memory, for examiners.
The chief examiner said Curtis performed the Mozart with "much virtuosity" and said his fingers moved "nimbly and easily" in one of the Chopin pieces.
Curtis, who has appeared on Channel 4's Child Genius programme, also had to write a 1,000-word programme about the pieces and histories of the composers.
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