Tina Li, 16, a junior at Carnegie Vanguard High School, has been studying violin since the age of 5. She has earned a position in Region 23 orchestra every year since 6th grade and has won numerous accolades in Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Contests. Tina is returning for her 6th year as a Virtuosi of Houston member. She has attended the Virtuosi of Houston Small Ensemble Workshop coached by Houston Symphony’s Fidelis quartet, and has been active as a chamber player throughout the city. Outside of the arts, she writes part-time for Buzz Magazine as one of their School Correspondents. Tina has been invited to numerous University research seminars and internships in the fields of economics and political science, including a two- week seminar at Rice University. In 2018, she was accepted by the U.S. Naval Academy to do a week-study of Marine Engineering in Annapolis, Maryland, where she developed interest in international affairs and diplomacy. She won first prize at the month-long Young Leaders Institute of Diplomacy at the Asia Society, and is looking forward to further studies in this area.