Luise Wendroth, 17, is a junior at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She has been playing the violin since age five and is currently studying under Yeh-Hsin Lin. She has participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras (CKYO) for seven years. She was an Assistant Principal of the Lafayette Chamber Orchestra and CKYO Symphony Orchestra as a junior, and has participated in the Kentucky All-State Orchestra program for the past three years. During her summers, Luise has participated in string festivals such as Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Governor’s School for the Arts, and the Musikwoche with the Internationaler Arbeitskreis für Musik in Germany. She has been a Friends in Music mentor for the past three years, teaching violinists and violists. She has also participated in Lexington Federated Music Club events and received the Harstad Fine Arts Series scholarship prize in 2019. She regularly plays music in churches, schools, and nursing homes. This past year, Luise won the Borchardt Concerto Competition and performed Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Movement 1 at the Singletary Center for the Arts alongside the CKYO Symphony Orchestra directed by Marcello Cormio.