Local Musical Wunderkind Eilidh Nicol Accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina November 11 at Sagebrush Theatre
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Eilidh Nicol on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Sunday, November 11, 5pm, at Sagebrush Theatre, in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Eilidh Nicole has been playing the violin since the young age of four. When she was 12, she played her first concert with the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra and has been performing with the group since. 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. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city. Use code SYPMH when purchasing tickets and $5 from every ticket sale will be donated to the Kamloops Symphony.
Eilidh Nicolis a fourteen-year-old student at Kamloops School of the Arts. Eilidh started her musical journey at the age of three through the Music for Young Children program. After playing the piano for a year, she took up the violin at age four. Eilidh studies under Cvetozar Vutev, Concertmaster of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO). He describes her as “a very talented young violinist. She is not just a very hard-working violin student but an active and successful music performer in Kamloops and in the BC Interior.” Eilidh played her first concert with the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra at age twelve and has continued playing with the group since then. She started playing the bassoon with her school band at age eleven and is now principal bassoon of the SD73 District Honour Band for the second year in the row. Eilidh achieved her Royal Conservatory Grade Eight in June 2018 and is working towards her Grade Nine in June of 2019. Eilidh lives with her parents, sister, and grandmother in Heffley Creek, along with her two dogs and cat.