Carlos Saavedra is an 18-year-old violinist from Sacramento, California, who currently is a senior at Klein Forest High School. He began playing the violin at the age of 7, and later joined the orchestra in middle school. He is the concertmaster of his school orchestra. He has attended the American Festival of the Arts (AFA) Summer Music Festival, where he was concertmaster for the Symphony and the Chamber Orchestras under the direction of Dr. Clifton Evans, Michelle Blair, and Ingrid Gerling. He has attended the Chloe Trevor Music Academy for two consecutive years and plans to attend a third. He earned top positions in the TMEA Region 9 Orchestra his freshman, sophomore, and senior years. Carlos is returning for his second season with Virtuosi. He began learning piano and guitar two years ago and recently began singing. Carlos is an active member of his school’s varsity tennis team, computer programming team, Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Business Professionals of America team, and Interact Club.