Local Musical Wunderkind Donghyun Koo Accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina December 16 at Cupertino’s Flint Center
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings cellist Donghyun Koo on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Sunday, December 16, 3pm, at the Flint Center, in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Donghyun is 17-years-old and the assistant principal for California Youth Symphony. He is an award-winning cellist, placing second in the Contra Costa String Music 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. 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.
Donghyun Koois a 17-year-old cellist and the assistant principal for the Palo Alto-based California Youth Symphony conducted by Leo Eylar, Conductor and Music Director since 1990. Donghyun was selected as a California All-State musician for California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC), an event for high school and college students interested in the choral music profession. He is an award-winning musician, placing second in the Contra Costa String Music Competition and was a finalist at the United State International Music Competition, a competition organized by the United States International Music Foundation to provide young musicians the opportunity to exhibit their talent and encourage a cross-cultural appreciation of music.