Local Musical Wunderkind Vladimir Zeleny Accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina December 24 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings acoustic guitarist Vladimir Zeleny on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Monday, December 24, 3pm, at Ryman Auditorium,in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,”a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Vladimir Zeleny. 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. Their experience accompanying the Principal Ballerina 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.
Vladimir Zeleny is a lifelong musician from Berkshires, Mass. He has performed music at historic and leading venues across the county: Koussevitzky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown, Mass., The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass., The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Mass., Katherine M. Elfers Hall in Lakeville CT, and many, many, more. Vladimir is a tenor voice and board member of Berkshire Lyric, as well as the Programs Manager at Rock On Young Musician’s Workshop. Vladimir has performed with John Madeski of Medeski Martin & Wood, opened for James Taylor, jammed with Guthrie family members, and has met with iconic artists of all genres from Yo-Yo Ma to Trey Anastasio. Vladimir is currently working as assistant stage manager on tour with the Moscow Ballet, and provides a unique cultural crossover by performing the Dying Swan on acoustic guitar at the home of country music, The Ryman Auditorium.