Hello, my name is Daniel and I am a rising senior at North Hollywood High School. So far, I have taken AP Biology, AP World History, AP US History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, AP Language and Arts, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 1, and AP Chemistry. I am currently planning on taking AP Music Theory, AP Environmental Science, AP Literature, AP Statistics, AP Macro/AP Gov, and AP Physics C. Since the start of fifth grade, I have learned how to play the oboe and embarked on my musical journey. As a part of the Hayfield Orchestra, I partake in community service directed toward seniors and veterans. I also love tutoring students in music as well as math. During my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing for fun. Looking forward to working with you guys!
Hi everyone! I am Lena Kim, a freshman at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences and a part of the EMMI program there. I began my violin studies at the age of five. Since then, I have always enjoyed playing the violin. Currently, I am being instructed by violinist Phillip Levy. Last summer, I participated in the Montecito International Music Festival and was able to study with famous violinists, Cho-Liang Lin, a well-known soloist and instructor, Martin Chalifour, the concertmaster of Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Ken Aiso, a worldwide soloist. At the music festival, I also had a masterclass with Sergiu Schwartz, who is a professor at the Schwob Conservatory of Music, Columbus State University. Over the course of nine years, I participated in many national and international competitions such as Southwestern Youth Music Festival, Satori Summer Music Festival, and American Protégé International Music Competition and have been a prizewinner every year. While every moment with my violin were equally memorable, I believe that the time that I truly cannot forget is when I was the first prize winner of the American Protégé International Competition and had the thrilling opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2019. I am a member of the LA Sinfonietta Debut Orchestra, where I perform with fellow musicians in concert halls, nursing homes, and various other locations. As much as I love listening to my favorite violinists’ performances, I aspire that one day, people will look forward to my performances and enjoy listening to them.