Local Musical Wunderkind Sylvan Zhang Accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina November 16 at Oklahoma City’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Sylvan Zhang on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Friday, November 16, 7pm, at Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center,in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,”a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Sylvan Zhang is a 15-year-old violinist who has been perfecting the violin since age five. At just nine-years-old she had already played Carnegie Hall three times. 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.
Sylvan Zhang, 15, violinist since the age of five and current student of Dr. Gregory Lee at the University of Oklahoma. At the age of 7, he performed his first concert solo at Oklahoma State University. In 2012, nine-year-old Sylvan had already given three performances at Carnegie Hall as a First Place Winner and Judges Award Winner of American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and Grand Winner of National Young Musicians Showcase Competition. In 2018, Sylvan placed as the violin and overall winner at the Oklahoma City Orchestra League Buttram Competition and the winner of the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition at Sewanee Sumer Music Festival. Sylvan has served as the concertmaster of Oklahoma State University Youth Orchestra, Oklahoma North Central Honor Orchestra, Sewanee Cumberland Orchestra, and is currently playing with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra.