Julianna Marenco, 13, is a bassist in 8th grade at Smith Middle School. She has been a part of the Smith Chamber orchestra for 3 years. She started taking bass lessons at age 10 with Gabriel Katz and has been studying with Nick Puccia for 2 years. Julianna has been selected to be in the Cy Fair Region 27 Orchestra since 6th grade. She has also earned top ratings for both solo and ensemble performances in the CFISD UIL competitions. Julianna is currently involved in a youth ensemble that is working towards their Girl Scout Silver award by playing at local nursing homes.
When she is not playing the bass, Julianna enjoys rock climbing, art, music, movies, chess and baking. She participates in her school’s art club and chess club. Julianna has two older sisters who play the viola and cello.