Abigail Brooks, 17, is a junior homeschool student. She is a bubbly girl and her joy of music is contagious. Her first instrument was the violin in the first grade. Upon starting middle school, she fell in love with the double bass and has been playing it since. She has earned highest marks at the Houston Concert Band’s Solo and Ensemble competition for three years. She has made the Region 27 orchestra the last three years and has placed first chair two years in a row. At the Virtuosi Concerto Competition she placed fourth and tied for fifth place. With her love of the bass, Abigail helped start an all bass ensemble that was blessed to work with Eric Larson of the Houston Symphony. During the summers Abigail continues to learn and work on her bass skills. This summer she attended the Bradetich Foundation Double Bass Master Camp at North Texas and worked with Jeff Bradetich (UNT) and Jack Unzicker (UT-Arlington). The year before she attended AFA’s summer camp and worked with Andy Moritz. She is very excited about playing with Virtuosi for her third season and sharing her love of music with the world! Thank you to Gabriel Katz, her private instructor, for playing a key role in helping Abigail grow and succeed.