Bethesda’s Brent Davis and Johnny Chen accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance in 2016 at The Music Center at Strathmore
The local Wunderkind youth are chosen to perform for their proven expertise and have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
Brent Davis, cellist, began playing at age 10. He is currently a principal cellist of both the Langley High School Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott McCormick and the McLean Youth Orchestra under the direction of Dr. John Devlin. He also currently studies under Marion Baker, who serves as the principal cellist of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Brent was previously selected for the All-District Orchestra and for the Senior Regional Orchestra. He is also winner of the 2016 MYO Concerto Competition. In his free time, Brent teaches cello at local elementary schools, performs at retirement communities and has worked with the Herndon Arts Council to bring music to children of low-income families.
Johnny Chen, violinist, began playing violin in 4th grade. He has won several honors, including ranking 2nd in the senior district orchestra where he has also served as assistant concert master. He is currently a freshman in Maryland Youth Orchestra, where he has served as concert master, co-concert master and principle second violin.