Ava Cossé began playing violin at 2 ½ years old. She currently studies violin with Mrs. Medea Guldedava, piano with Alyssa Fitch, and is a seventh grader at Beverly Hills Intermediate in the Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Sandra Shaffer and Ana Payne. Ava is a member of the Bay Area Youth Symphony and participates in the AFA summer music festival. She has received superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble festivals, and a gold cup award for consistent superior ratings at piano competitions. Ava was recently the second place winner at the BAYS Concerto Competition, and has also earned positions in the TMEA Region 19 Orchestra. Ava is a three time Music Doing Good Scholarship winner. She is also an Honor Roll student, and when she is not practicing, Ava enjoys spending time with her family, composing, arts and craft activities, playing sports with friends, and playing with her dog Fermata.