Watch the video of Mia Orosco play here.
Mia Orosco won the junior division at the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville on Saturday, April 25.
The contest is for the Texas State Championship. Held for more than 35 years, the three-day Fiddlers Frolics is considered one of the three biggest fiddle contests in the US.
The 15-year-old musician is the granddaughter of Onofre C. Orosco of Refugio and the daughter of Nonie and Tina Orosco of Lorena.
Her grandpa and wife, Ella, were there to watch.
Mia competed against 36 kids, ages 15 and under.
She played two pieces, “Sally Johnson” and “Black and White Rag.”
Her prize was a violin, handmade by Forrest Craig. The instrument, bow and case are valued at $2,000.
She has been playing violin for nine years and entering fiddle contests for two years. She made Texas All-State Orchestra this year and continues to play classical music with the Central Texas String Academy and the Waco Youth Symphony Orchestra.