Our cellists have been busy the last six months! I sincerely apologize if I have accidentally left anyone off this list.
Last May, William Tan, Nicholas Boettcher and Jack Boettcher all participated in student orchestras at the Suzuki Association of the Americas conference in Minneapolis. In addition, Jack played for Richard Aaron in a masterclass in front of over 150 cello teachers!
Jeremy Ahn played in a masterclass for Yo Yo Ma at Symphony Center in June.
Chicago Suzuki Institute attendees: Avery Carlson, Caitlin Forbes, Aaron Kim (performed on a solo recital), Johnny Kipp, Evan Mehta, Brendan Novak, Lara Villano
Ithaca Suzuki Institute: Jordan Vitale
Blue Lake Suzuki Camp – Isabella DeRosa
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute: Nicholas Boettcher, Sarah Boettcher, Chloe Lin, Isabella Pece, Amelia Tan, William Tan, Isabella Xu, Michelle Zhao
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Young Artist Program (for advanced students)Jack Boettcher, Maeve Masterson, Seamus Masterson (violin), Charlie Mueller, Emma Mueller (violin), Daniel Zhao
Current members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra: Jack Boettcher – Symphony Orchestra, Encore Chamber Orchestra Scott Morgan – Concert Orchestra Isabella Pece – Debut Orchestra Calvin Ro – Symphony Orchestra, toured China in June, 2014 Hayley Roesler – Concert Orchestra Amelia Smerz – Symphony Orchestra, toured China in June, 2014, Encore Luc Waked – Symphony Orchestra, toured China in June, 2014 WSSTE/NSS has a quarter of the cello section in the top level orchestra!
Jack Boettcher will be performing the last movement of Haydn's C Major Cello Concerto with the CYSO Concert Orchestra in the spring.
William Tan placed first in the Youth Division of the Confuscious Music Competition in 2013 and first in the Junior Division in the 2014 festival.
Thank you to Sally Gross for contributing news from the Cello Program.
Daniel Zhao perfoms with the Philharmonia in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra program.
The following students were selected to play in the district IMEA. Emma Culver Calvin Ro Hayley Roesler Amelia Smerz