Local Musical Wunderkind Jennifer Di Nino Accompanies Moscow Ballet Ballerina December 21 at Fairfax’s GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Jennifer Di Nino on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Friday, December 21, 4pm, at the GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 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. Jennifer Di Nino is currently a freelance musician in the Washington D.C. area, a violin instructor with Music for Life, and a U.S. Coast Guard Reservist. She served as Assistant Concertmaster of the George Mason Symphony Orchestra and was a key member of various chamber ensembles including the Baroque Ensemble and String Quartets. 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, Jennifer Di Nino, please contact Gabry or Sally.
Journalists are also invited to attend the dress rehearsal the day of the December 21 performance with prior approval. Please contact Sally or Gabry for more information.
Jennifer Di Nino, of Alexandria Virginia, is a 2018 graduate of George Mason University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and studied violin with Dr. Peter Wilson and June Huang. During her two years at George Mason University she served as Assistant Concertmaster of the George Mason Symphony Orchestra and was a key member of various chamber ensembles including the Baroque Ensemble and String Quartets. Di Nino is currently a freelance musician in the Washington D.C. area, and a violin instructor with Music for Life, a nonprofit organization that operates an after-school music and mentoring program for at-risk and underserved populations who otherwise cannot afford the opportunity. Her previous teachers include Nadine Moehlenkamp, Vernon Summers, and Paula Elliott. In addition to her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Di Nino received a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Computer Analysis from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. She is currently serving as a U.S. Coast Guard Reservist, following seven years of active duty service, while fulfilling a lifelong aspiration of studying music and teaching violin.