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Cellist Pursuing Dream in Pittsburgh Ensemble

We caught up with Victoria Bass five years after her original appearance on From the Top. Now 22, Victoria graduated from Rice University in Texas and is currently a member of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

"It's going really well," she reports. "We're doing a recording this summer, and it's been so much fun."

She credits her appearance on From the Top -- specifically her role in bringing to life a composition written by another young performer on the show --- to sparking her interest in new music.

"It was such a great experience to be involved in the process of that," she says. "When I got back to Interlochen, I started hanging out with composers and asking them to write pieces for me, and it just exploded and I couldn't get enough!"

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