Local Musical Wunderkind Liza Sommers Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Rochester’s RBTL Auditorium Theatre in 2018
Violinist Elizabeth (Liza) Sommers 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 Rochester’s RBTL Auditorium Theatre. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”
Liza Sommers is a high school senior who has been playing the violin since she was eight. She performs in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and plans to pursue historical performance on the Baroque violin.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.