Age: 17 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California School: University of Southern California Number of Years in AYS: 1 How did you pick your instrument? I heard a violin studio recital in my neighborhood when I was very young, and I was inspired to play the violin. What is your favorite aspect of being a classical musician? My favorite part is working with others who are as passionate about classical music as I am. What do you hope to provide your audience with through your music? I hope to provide my audience a chance to experience great classical music that they might not have experienced otherwise.