- La Toya -
Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, La Toya started playing the violin at age four. At eight, she became a member of the newly formed National Youth Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago, and achieved the post of concertmaster at age 14. In Trinidad, La Toya maintained a full schedule teaching, competing and performing, both with the Orchestra and several chamber groups. She competed successfully several times at the Biennial Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival and captured first place in numerous categories. It was during her time with the Orchestra that she decided to pursue music professionally.