Local Musical Wunderkind Kelly Deng Accompanies Moscow Ballet Ballerina December 23 at Detroit’s Fox Theatre
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Kelly Deng on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Sunday, December 23, 8pm at the Fox Theatre, in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program selects local youth based upon their demonstrated skills and talents. Kelly Deng, who has been playing the violin since the age of six, has served as Concertmaster for the Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s Symphony Orchestra. She is also a prizewinner in both the Tuesday Musicale Student League Concerto Competition and the Madonna University Honors Competition. Through the “Musical Wunderkind” program pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world traveled principal ballerina live before their hometown audience. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
To arrange an in-person interview with Wunderkind, Kelly Deng, please contact Gabry or Sally.
Journalists are also invited to attend the dress rehearsal the day of the December 23rd performance with prior approval. Please contact Sally or Gabry for more information.
Kelly Deng has been playing the violin since the age of six and is currently studying under Jacob Robbins, former concertmaster of the American Philharmonic Orchestra. Kelly has served as Concertmaster for both the Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony, one of the oldest youth symphonies in the state of Michigan, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s Symphony Orchestra in Twin Lake, Michigan. Kelly is also a prizewinner in both the Tuesday Musicale Student League Concerto Competition where she is an active member, and the Madonna University Honors Competition.