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Theo Bockhorst

Theo Bockhorst

Violin

Co-Principal 2nd Violin Clayton High School

Theo Bockhorst has been playing the violin since the age of four. He has been exposed to music before he was even born, as his mother is a violinist in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as two of his aunts in the UK who are professional violinists. He is currently 15 years of age, and attends Clayton High School as a sophomore. He is a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for his third season, the Clayton Symphonic Orchestra, and the Missouri All-State Orchestra for the 2017 season. This past summer, Theo was accepted into the prestigious Meadowmount Academy of Music where he would study with Ms. Ann Setzer. However, he broke his finger after the first week and was sent home due to his inability to play for the rest of camp. So sad. Eleven years ago, Theo began violin lessons under the direction of Ms. Susan McDonald for 10 years. He currently studies with Joo Kim of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Along with violin, Theo enjoys playing Clash Royale, annoying random people with various accents, and learning French. Theo expresses the utmost gratitude to all of his friends, his family, and his violin teachers for assisting him on his quest to play the violin to the best of his ability.