Local Musical Wunderkind Clayton Hancock Accompanies Moscow Ballet Ballerina November 29 at Memphis’ Cannon Center
Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Clayton Hancock on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Thursday, November 29, 7:00pm, at the Cannon Center 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. Clayton Hancock started playing violin at four years old, and in 2012, began studying with renowned American classical violinist, Christina Castelli. He has performed with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Youth Symphony and The Beethoven Club. 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, Clayton Hancock, please contact Gabry or Sally.
Journalists are also invited to attend the dress rehearsal the day of the November 29 performance with prior approval. Please contact Sally or Gabry for more information.
Violinist Clayton Hancock currently resides in Memphis and performs in concerts and recitals around the United States. He started playing violin at just four years old, studying under his father who is trained in the Suzuki Method. In 2012, Clay began studying with soloist Christina Castelli and has performed in masterclasses for Midori, Tomo Keller, Charles Yang and Annie Fullard. Competition successes have led to performances with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Youth Symphony and The Beethoven Club. His past summer festivals have included Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, The Meadowmount School of Music in New York and the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado.