Kina is a student of Mara Finkelstein and a junior at Roosevelt High School. Anyone who experienced her magnificent, moving performances during the Magnolia Chorale winter concert will not be surprised that this is not Kina’s first honor. In 2017 she was a finalist in the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival concerto competition and runner-up in the Bushnell Concerto Competition. She is also currently the principal cellist of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Along with a cash award to support continuing musical studies, the honor includes an opportunity for Kina to perform at a Music of Remembrance concert. That opportunity is coming up at the "Art from Ashes" concert, a free community concert presented by MOR at Benaroya Hall on January 29th.