Local Musical Wunderkind Kelly Deng Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Detroit’s Fox Theatre in 2018
Violinist Kelly Deng 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 Detroit’s Fox Theatre. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”
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. 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.