Local Musical Wunderkind Mikel Rollet Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Cleveland’s Music Hall at Public Auditorium
Violist Mikel Rollet accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Cleveland’s Music Hall at public Auditorium. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”
Mikel Rollet recently won first place and the Bach prize in the high school division of the Ohio Viola Society Competition at Oberlin Conservatory. He has served as Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Young Artists Orchestra at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Florida Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen.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.