Matthew Martono, 13, is a violinist attending Newhart Middle School. Starting his violin studies at the age of 9, Matthew has won several competitions including the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and Colibri Festival. He is currently studying under the tutelage of Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky. Furthermore, Matthew has been a member of CUSD honor orchestra, Arrowbear summer camp orchestra, Chamber Music | OC’s Pre-College Program, and is currently the concertmaster of Newhart Middle School Orchestra. Besides the violin, Matthew also enjoys playing the piano and studies with Margery Burger.