Nathan Xu, 13, has been playing the violin since the age of 8. He is in the eighth grade at Seven Lakes Junior High School, where he enjoys participating in his school’s concerts and performances. Nathan has made the Region 23 Sym-phony Orchestra for the past 3 years, and won first place in 2021. His private lesson teacher is Mr.Yuli Jiang. His previous teacher was Mrs. Danette Schuh. Nathan’s orchestra directors are Mrs. Jennifer Gingell and Ms. Bethany Hagin. He has 2 goldfish, though would like a cat or dog. He is involved in the math club along with his orchestra program at school. Over the years Nathan has enjoyed playing soccer, recreational swimming, and traveling to multiple places in China and the U.S.