ITV News Central's Bright Sparks series follows the lives of extraordinarily gifted children - and looks at the challenges they and their families face.
Matthew Smith is a musical prodigy.
In April 2017, he the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra through a faultless performance, becoming Britain's youngest conductor.
He was just 11 years old at the time.
Matthew's love affair with music began when he was seven.
He saw people playing the violin at his local church - and wanted to have a go himself.
His mother Beverlyn, who works as a dinner lady at Nottingham High School, decided to approach one of the music teachers.
She booked Matthew in for his first lesson with teacher Derek Williams.
Within six weeks, Matthew was performing in front of his primary school.
Under Derek's guidance, he reached Grade 5 in violin and learnt to conduct. He also plays the piano, viola, and guitar.
Matthew says his musical skills have been influenced by his family.
Now 12 years old, Matthew says he would like to reach Grade 8 - the highest level possible - in all his instruments.
He has no plans to conduct again, but his one appearance at the rostrum has already secured him a place in the record books.