Gina Medina - First AYO concertmaster from the Philippines
AYO member: 1994 & 1995 Currently: Concertmaster of Manila Symphony Orchestra Faculty member at UST Conservatory of Music, St. Paul University Philippines High School for the Arts and the MSO Academy I joined AYO in 1994 and was appointed as one of the concertmasters. The pressure that I put on myself was overwhelming , but what I remember was that the faculty members were so supportive and encouraging. Their behaviour and outlook le
Choy Lap-Tak - AYO 1992 ~ 95
Choy Lap-Tak (Percussion) AYO member: 1992 ~ 95 Now - Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts ( Percussion Faculty) Elitemallets (Artist) Zildjian Cymbal ( Endorser) Latin Percussion (Endorser) Trinity Guildhall (Hong Kong Consultant in Drum Kit) 第一次於栢林愛樂演奏廳演出、第一次得到全部聽衆起立的掌聲、第一次品嚐馬肉刺身丶第一次亨受溫泉樂。這種種的美好回憶，全都在珍藏的「亞洲青年管樂團」的照片冊中一一呈現出來！ 對一個未來專業的音樂家來說，能於世界有名的音樂廳演出，是一個非常難能可貴的經驗！尤其對於我們敲擊樂手來說，每一個新的場地和不同地方租回來的敲擊樂器，不是我們段練的好材料。這種種經驗，在我往後
Ichimaru Ayako - First time traveling outside Japan was with AYO
Ichimaru Ayako (Violin) AYO members: 1992 ~ 95 & 97 First time I have ever been to overseas was with AYO in 1992. I hardly spoke any English back then. AYO has opened up my horizon ever since. Now,I have made Hong Kong as my second home and working towards making bridges between people regardless of their nationality through music and media. My love for Asian countries has deeply developed in my teenage though the beautiful experience with AYO. AYO has changed my life!
Toko Inomoto -- Playing under Yehudi Menuhin
Toko Inomoto (viola) AYO member: '90 (Principal 2nd Violin), '91 (1st Violin), '92 (Principal 2nd Violin), '93 (Viola) and '00 (Principal Viola). Studied music in Vienna Conservatory (1994-97) Viola Tutti in Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (2000-12) AYO viola faculty: 2015 Currently Principal Violist of Selangor Symphony Orchestra Lecturer in UCSI University (Institute of Music and Master's Programme) We had been through a several days of AYO '90 rehearsal camp in Ku
Kwan Shan Ming Benny - A Five-year AYOer (1991 ~ 1995)
Kwan Shan Ming Benny (French horn) AYO Member: 1991-1995 Hong Kong Sinfonietta: 1991 ~ present It was my pleasure to be invited by AYO to share my memory here. The invitation email reminded me of the feeling when I was accepted by the Asian Youth Orchestra at my first attempt. I have been working in a professional orchestra (Hong Kong Sinfonietta) for many years, performing in two to three concerts each month, from ballet, opera, classical concerts to cross-media performance
From AYO member to AYO Faculty
Anna Kwan (cello) AYO member: 1993 ~ 1995 Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: 2001 ~ present AYO Faculty: 2016 ~ present I remember how honored I felt when I got the acceptance letter for Asian Youth Orchestra 24 years ago, I was then 15 years old. I haven't had much intensive orchestral training before that but have certainly heard of how the AYO is comprised with all the top students from all over Asia. My brother Otto, was selected to be part of AYO the year before.