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About Juliette

7-year-old philanthropist 

Juliette is a profoundly gifted[1] 7-years-old Davidson Young Scholar who is enrolled in 6th and 7th grade classes and paints[2] from her observation and imagination. Juliette started with abstract painting when she was eight months old.  By the time Juliette was 3 years old, people approached her parents to buy her paintings.  She started to paint landscapes and narrative art at the age of four, without any targeted instruction and with an intuitive ease that is notable. With the proceeds from the sales of her paintings, Juliette has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Asian American Donor Program to help blood cancer patients find a match. This child philanthropist has also contributed to Race to Erase MS, Ladies Who Rock 4 A Cause, Oakland Public Education Fund, Art in Action, Mensa Foundation, APA Heritage Foundation, and Asian Inc. She has guest starred in podcasts as a child philanthropist. Juliette has already donated almost $140,000 to numerous non-profits. 


Juliette was the 1st place winner of the 2021 U.S. Kids Cover Art Competition, and she's a finalist at the Art Battle* Oakland. Juliette's paintings have been featured on the cover of two national magazines, Young Mensan Magazine and Humpty Dumpty Magazine, four separate times. She has been giving painting tutorials on live television and on her YouTube Channel since age 4. Juliette teaches painting classes to children and adults, including at Reno’s Farmer’s Market and to William Land Elementary teachers. Her art has been exhibited at the Reno Tahoe International Art Show, Discovery Museum San Jose, The Reno Generator. Juliette demonstrates her highly intuitive, curious nature by making shockingly astute observations and predictions, much of which are expressed through her art, poetry and music.

Juliette regularly paints current events, such as “Amidst California’s Wildfires”, “View from Sheltered-In-Place”, “A Socially Distanced Playdate”, to name a few. Many of Juliette’s paintings are accompanied by her musical performances, including “Tomorrow”, “Over the Rainbow” and “America the Beautiful”. There’s a remarkable story behind every one of Juliette’s paintings. At 4.5-years-old, Juliette started to write poems to accompany her paintings. Her first poem, “Traveling Dandelions”, was published in Young Mensan Magazine Fall 2021 issue.  Juliette's first illustrated book on the topic of, "compassion" was done before she turned 5 years old.  Juliette is currently an illustrator for Young Mensan Magazine.

Juliette has an exceptional memory and prodigious musical talent (both violin and vocals), along with an interest and talent in writing, stand-up comedy, and networking. Juliette performed the National Anthem solo for the Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Reno Aces, and Sacramento River Cats and for the APA Heritage Awards at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. 


Musically**, Juliette is a top prizewinner of 17 international competitions, including 1st Place and Grand Prize Winner of the 2024 Vahe Khochayan Young Artist Competition hosted by Reno Chamber Orchestra, 1st Place at the 2024 Reno Pops Orchestra 16th Annual Solo and Concerto Festival1st Place at the 2023 Charleston International 20th Century Music Competition, 1st Place at the 2023 Reno Pops Orchestra 15th Annual Solo and Concerto Festival, prizewinner of the 2023 Silicon Valley Music Competition, 1st Place at the 2023 Charleston International Spring Music Competition, 1st Place at the 2022 American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, to name a few. As the 1st Place Winner of the 2022 International Music Talent Competition, at 5 years old, Juliette was the youngest violin soloist to perform at Carnegie Hall.  At 6 years old, Juliette was the youngest member, First Violinist, and Soloist of Reno Youth String Symphonia, conducted by Laurentiu Norocel. At the age of 7, Juliette achieved another milestone by becoming the youngest to ever win an audition with the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO), an advanced high school orchestra and she is currently the youngest member of YSO, conducted by Dr. Jason Altieri. Still at only 7 years old, Juliette made her orchestral debut with the Susanville Symphony. Juliette currently studies with Dr. Ruth Lenz and has participated in masterclasses with Professor Desirée Ruhstrat.  

Juliette is also on the Sparks Piranhas Swim Team. She tutors math and teaches algebra online. Her other hobbies include horseback riding, dressage, singing, martial arts, gardening, bike riding, roller skating, architecture, cooking, acting, and playing the piano, guitar and ukelele. Juliette was the research subject of the documentary series, "Exploring Genius".  She is an aspiring doctor, inventor, and composer. Juliette hopes to cure cancer one day!

[1] Juliette’s cognitive abilities evaluated by Licensed Educational Psychologist and Neuropsychologist at Summit Center in Walnut Creek, CA.


*Art Battle is an international live speed-painting tournament where artists get three 20-minute rounds to complete their best work.  They've had over 2,000 events in over 60 cities worldwide and Juliette was their first kid contestant! And Juliette made it to the final round!

**Juliette gave her first recital at age 5 and made her orchestral debut at age 6. Since making her debut at age 5 at Carnegie Hall, Juliette has performed at venues including Oakland Coliseum, Mark Hopkins San Francisco, Herbst Theater San Francisco, Manhattan Times Square, YMCA of the Rockies, Santa Clara Marriott, Chabot Space and Science Amphitheater, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Great Nevada Field, Sutter Health Park, San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco Chinese New Years Parade, University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR Harlan O. & Barbara R. Hall Recital Hall, UNR Student Union Ballroom, Steinway Piano Gallery Reno, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, LaGuardia Airport, Manhattan Central Park, Los Altos Community Center, Blackhawk Country Club, The Golf Club at Copper Valley, Reno Public Market, Sparks Heritage Museum, Galaxy Theatres Sparks, Outlets at Legends, Redhawk Country Club, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Juliette has performed in California, Nevada, Colorado, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Hawaii. 

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