Age: 12 | Violin
Leila Warren of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, student of Sonja Foster, began her violin studies at age 3. She made her debut at 10, soloing with the University of North Florida (UNF) Orchestra. In 2021, Leila was honored to be named First Place winner of the 2021-22 MTNA Florida Junior Strings Competition for the second consecutive year. She is also First Place winner of the Junior Strings 2021 FMTA Concerto Competition, the 2021 Young Artist Competition for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and the 2021 Gulf Coast Steinway Society Music Competition. Later this month she will also perform as a second time finalist in the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition.
Leila is a 7th grade student at Alice B. Landrum Middle School where she is a member of the MathCounts Team, Book Club and Junior Thespians Troupe. She recently participated in the District Junior Thespian Festival where she received all Superior ratings. Leila also dances with North Florida Ballet and this season was delighted to perform in the Nutcracker for the third time at the Florida Theatre.