Claire Cabral, 17, has studied cello for 12 years and is returning for her fourth season with Virtuosi. Her current teacher is Chris French of the Houston Symphony. She is a junior at the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she plays in the Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Bradley Smith. In recent summers, she has participated in AFA Summer Music Festival and the National Cello Institute. She was in the Region 23 Symphony Orchestra throughout middle school and the high school Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019. She has previously studied under Lisa Vosdogonas and Daphnee Johnson, and her orchestra directors have included Benjamin Grube, Marcus Altamirano, and Timothy Maynard. Her interests include cooking and playing chamber music.