Julian Weaver, 13, started playing the violin at the age of eight. He attends Memorial High School in Spring Branch ISD, and is in the ninth grade. He has participated in three Virtuosi performances as well as countless performances for his school orchestra. He has received an Outstanding Performance award twice in a row for the district solo and ensemble group, as well as several special recognitions from his previous private music academy. He is taught privately under the guidance of Dr. Ingrid Gerling and his school orchestra director is Danielle Prontka. He enjoys playing soccer, as well as programming and other computer-related activities. He has two siblings, and his pets include a dog, cat, hedgehog and parakeet.