Michael Houston, Beaufort High School

Whether he’s playing Paganini or Charlie Daniels, Michael Houston is a crowd-pleaser among the throngs of tourists on River Street in Savannah.

The Beaufort High senior is a natural musician who’s been playing violin since he was 10 and has played in the school’s orchestra for four years.  He’s also successfully auditioned twice for the All-County Orchestra and the Lowcountry Region Orchestra.  “He’s terrific,” says Beaufort High School strings director Karen Thomas. “He’s got a lot of talent and a great ear.” 01/02/2013