Austin, 11th Grade
Suhaas Patil (Music-Violin) is an 11th grader from Austin, attending Westwood High School. He has been studying violin under Kristi Manno at the Bluebonnet Suzuki Studio for eleven years. Suhaas has played with the Austin Youth Orchestra since the first grade and has participated as a first violinist in the Texas Music Educators Association’s All-State Symphony Orchestra. This summer, he will perform as a member of the National Youth Orchestra on its Europe tour. Suhaas plans to use his Young Masters award for advanced study with violin teachers and for participating in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.