This my first year playing in the NSYO and I am so excited for the season ahead. I started playing violin in the first grade as part of an elementary school violin group. My favourite thing about playing the violin is how many opportunities there are to play in groups or orchestras. Outside of the NSYO, I play in the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra and the occasional school pit band. Aside from violin, I play the guitar and love spending time outdoors, usually hiking, biking, running, or surfing.