Local Musical Wunderkind Clayton Hancock Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Memphis’ Cannon Center in 2018
Violinist Clayton Hancock accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Memphis’ Cannon Center. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”
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. 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.