Clara Mitchinson has been playing cello since the age of 6 and piano since the age of 3. She has received many awards playing in music festivals. As a cellist, she has played with string ensemble Arco Violini for 3 years, performing at venues such as Shakespeare in High Park and the McMichael Gallery as well as being featured on CTV. She received first class honours with distinction on her grade 10 piano exam in January 2017 and first class honours on her grade 10 cello exam in June 2018. Clara enjoys many other extracurricular activities, such as writing for her school blog and participating in her school’s Reach for the Top team. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in science and engineering.