Mary Kathryn Gibson
Mary Kathryn Gibson, a twelve year old, seventh grade homeschooled student, started playing violin at age four. She is currently studying with Houston Symphony violinist, Rodica Gonzalez. She is also a member of the Houston Youth Symphony where she plays under the baton of Dr. Brad Smith. In addition to being named the Symphony League of Beaumont Outstanding Young Performer, Mary Kathryn has also been invited to be a member of the 2018–2019 Region 19 All-Region Orchestra. Two of Mary Kathryn’s five musical siblings, Daniel and Jonas Gibson, were former Virtuosi concertmasters. An avid and competitive runner, Mary Kathryn has run with Track Houston (on both the AAU and USA track teams) qualifying for regional, state and national meets, and has broken state, national, and world records. These victories have led her to the Junior Olympic Games. At age ten, two days before her eleventh birthday, Mary Kathryn broke the 10 year old Girls Two Mile World Record, in her age group, the record was 11:49.40 and she went 11:49.11 breaking the record by 00.00.29 seconds. This was one of the happiest days of her life. She broke this record in Staten Island New York.