Kiarra Saito-Beckman

A 4.0 student at Summit High School, Kiarra began studying violin at age three-and-a-half, cello at six, and piano at seven. She has performed classical violin in cities across the country, including Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Coeur D’Alene, Las Vegas and Washington, DC, where she performed on the National Public Radio program, From the Top. Her awards include the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, the Sunriver Music Festival Young Artist Scholarship, and full scholarship to Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, NY. She is also a three-time national fiddle champion and has played many musical styles including rock, contemporary Celtic, Irish, swing, jazz and bluegrass.