Charlottesville’s Isabella Gorman accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance at Paramount Theater
The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for his or her proven expertise and has 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.
Isabella Gorman is a pre-professional violinist and fiddle player from Charlottesville, Virginia. At age six, Isabella began studying Suzuki violin with Julie Wilkinson of Charlottesville while taking Old Time fiddle lessons from multi-instrumentalist Pete Vigour. She has been performing with the Charlottesville Youth Orchestras since the first grade. In 2015, Isabella won the Charlottesville Youth Concerto Competition and performed with the local youth orchestra. She is a three-time award winner of the Charlottesville Wednesday Music Club competition series and other local competitions. She has won numerous Bluegrass and Old Time awards throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina, and recently recorded a multi-genre CD for Patuxent Music in Rockville, Maryland. Currently, Isabella studies under Dr. Daniel Sender and Dr. Pamela Beasley of the University of Virginia music department and Dr. David Salness from the University of Maryland.