Daniela performed on Show 397 recorded in New York.
Daniela Santiago Martinez (guitar), 18, hails from Del Valle, Texas and is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She studies guitar with Matthew Cochran at Interlochen Arts Academy and has also studied music through the organization Austin Soundwaves. Daniela is part of the Draylen Mason Fellows Program which is a full scholarship initiative of Austin Soundwaves designed to help further the musical and personal development of high school musicians. In addition to playing classical music, Daniela loves playing Regional Mexicano music, especially Mariachi and Corridos. At Interlochen Arts Academy, she founded a group devoted to playing these genres, and when she goes back home to Texas, she especially loves meeting up with friends to play Corridos, perform live on social media, and post videos.
Benjamin appeared on Show 364 on January 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Benjamin Lee (erhu), 16, hails from Byron, Minnesota where he is a senior at Byron High School. He studies erhu with Yunhe Liang and Gao Hong and participates in the Carleton College Global Music Ensemble and Chinese Music Ensemble. Benjamin is the only high-school student to earn a scholarship to participate in a college summer program given by the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He is interested in ancient mythology, writing/illustrating and publishing, playing piano, programming, and loves his grandmother’s cooking.
Bram Schenck appeared on Show 395, airing February 15, 2021.
Bram Schenck (clarinet), 18, hails from Mercer Island, Washington, where he is a senior at Mercer Island High School and also takes courses at Bellevue College. He is a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and studies privately with Emil Khudyev. Bram has attended Tanglewood Music Institute. He loves playing chamber music, cooking and baking foods of his heritage, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest lifestyle.