Meena Pak, 14, is a freshman at Memorial High School. This is her second year with Virtuosi. She began playing violin at age 5 in the Frostwood Fiddler program under Padua Canty. After 5 years in the Fiddler program she joined the Houston Youth Symphony for 2 years. She currently studies under Hannah Watson at Tallowood’s Academy of Fine Arts. She has participated with the American Festival of the Arts (AFA) summer music festivals and the TMEA Region 27 Symphony Orchestra during middle school. At school, she has been playing the viola for the past 3 years and has participated and been awarded outstanding performances for UIL Ensembles. She has played the viola under the direction of Ms. Megan Saavedra and Ms. Bethany Prindle at Memorial Middle school and now under Mr. Matthew Chan and Ms. Danielle Prontka. Outside of orchestra, she enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, traveling, and playing tennis on the MHS freshman team.