Age: 21 Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA School: USC Thornton Number of Years in AYS: 4 How did you pick your instrument? My mom initially wanted me to take voice lessons, but teachers told me that I was too young so she chose violin instead. What is your favorite aspect of being a classical musician? Being able to make music and share it with not only the audience, but also with other fellow musicians. What do you hope to provide your audience with through your music? I want to tell a story with my music, whether it’s the composer’s or my own. I also want my audience to feel the same emotions that I feel when I play.