Local Musical Wunderkind Amartya Kallingal Accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Carrollton’s Townsend Center
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Amartya Kallingal on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Mon., Nov. 26, 4:00pm at Townsend Center, in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Amartya Kallingal has been playing violin since he was five-years-old. He has performed with Metro Youth Symphony Orchestra, All State Middle School Orchestra and the Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program selects local youth based upon their demonstrated skills and talents. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
Amartya Kallingal is a teenage classical violinist who began playing the violin at the age of 5. Within a few years, he appeared for the Royal Schools of Music Grade 5 with Distinction. Amartya has been playing in youth orchestras since the age of 10, including the Metro Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), the All State Middle School Orchestra (GMEA), and currently, the Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra (AJCO). He is currently taught by Nadir Khashimov, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and an accomplished soloist. Amartya is an 8th grader at Pace Academy, where he was a recipient of the Arts Laureate, and plays Saxophone for the School Marching Band (and most recently, the Middle School Band Festival at UGA). Amartya is a high performing student and a Duke TIP scholar.