SooMin Chung, violin

At my first NYYS rehearsal, I vividly remember being blown away playing the opening lines of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. Now in my third season, I am still amazed and honored that I am able to play among such talented musicians.

Michael Bliss, saxophone

Music has been a part of my life for many years. Through these years, I’ve had the opportunity to perform in many different groups, with many different people.

Omar El-Abidin, percussion

Being a member of the New York Youth Symphony has been an integral part of my life in music. I joined when I was sixteen years old during the 2014/15 season.

Elizabeth Egan, composer, bassoon, contrabassoon

Being a part of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra for part of the 2014-2015 season and the 2015-2016 season, the Chamber Music Program for the 2014-2015 season, and Composition for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons have helped me grow tremendously as a bassoonist, contrabassoonist, composer

Joseph Morag, violin

I joined the New York Youth Symphony when I was 12. At the time, I believe that there were only two of us at the lower end of the age spectrum. I vividly remember the very first rehearsal I attended. We were playing Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

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