Claire Cabral is a 14-year-old cellist. She began studying Suzuki cello at age five with Lisa Vosdoganes. While at Parker Elementary, she played in the Parker Performing Strings for four years, participated in HISD Solo and Ensemble competitions, earning top ratings for both solos and ensembles, participated in the DFW WOW Suzuki Institute Orchestra and was principal cellist in HISD’s All-City Symphony Orchestra. Since she began middle school, she has participated in AFA Chamber Music Academy and AFA Summer Music Festival, where she was principal cellist in the Camerata orchestra, and made Region 23 Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and 2017. This will be her third year in Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School’s Sinfonia Orchestra, and her second season with Virtuosi. She currently studies cello with Daphnee Johnson, and piano with Yung-Chiu Wang. Her other interests include reading, studying philosophy and ethics, and baking.