Pacific Symphony logo

Meet the PSYO


PACIFIC SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Roger Kalia, music director

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

"Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra helped me discover music's viability as a language. This non-verbal communication promotes creative thought and innovation, preparing students for the 21st century." —George Ma, cello

Sections listed alphabetically under principals

Violin 1

Phil Chen, co-concertmaster
Danielle Liu, co-concertmaster
Leo Matsuoka, assistant concertmaster
Grace Choi
Maddie Fruman
Lauren Huang
Anna Kim
Sanghyun Kim
Sean Kim
Sarah Kim
Eunice Lee
Stephanie Liao
Megan Martono
Jullian Pepito
Aaron To
Alex Tran
Alan Wang
Helen Yang
Julia C. Yuan

Violin II

Simina Tiprigan, principal
Daniel Apolonio
Andrew Dai
Justin Heo
David Huh
Emily Kim
Ethan Lee
Lauren Miller
Ellie Nagatomi
Grace Park
Jean Park
Alex Qu
Frankie Son
Justin Song
Alexa Sturrock
Hannah Velez
Austin Wang
Alice Warden
Isabella Yuan

Viola

Addison Jadwin, principal
Kristina Abyad
Elaine Chi
Kevin Cho
Samantha Hong
Julia Im
Lexi Kim
Eileen Kim
Joshua Kim
Jay Lee
Phoebe Lin
Nicolas Perkins
Wesley Tjangnaka
Eleas Vrahnos

Cello

Reina Cho, co-principal
Sedong Hwang, co-principal
Allison Hu
Priscilla Kim
Jonathan Ku
Danielle Lee
Jonah Pacis
Andrea Roy
Matthew Teng
Michael Wu
Kenneth Yeh
Daniel Yoo

Bass

Sienna George, principal
Megan Lu
Kylen Patel
Daniel Woo
Brian Yip
Jun Yun

Flute

Allison Huh, principal
Aaron Liu
Dianne Seo

Oboe

Clarissa Antoine, principal
Chris Correa
Rui Wang
Cathy Zhang

Clarinet

Heejun Park, principal
Lawrence Chen
Justin Lee
Annabelle Wang

Bassoon

Shelby Capozzoli, principal
Patrick Beirne
Casey Patterson

French Horn

Rachel Kim, principal
Katelyn Chan
Jack Finlay
Riad Ghandour
Sean Mc Lendon

Trumpet

Stephan Ko, co-principal
Daichi Sakai, co-principal
Remy Gilboe
Youngbo Shim

Trombone

Will Gerber, principal
Eliana Leish
Jose Sahagun

Bass Trombone

Dominic Diaz
Ethan Holmes

Tuba

Thomas Wong, co-principal
Patrick Zhang, co-principal

Harp

Sarah Hsiao, principal

Piano

Jocelyn Chen, principal

Percussion

Ryan Chao, principal
Justin Ahn
Jeremy Davis
Hampton Douglas
Jay Kim

Staff

Oscar Esteves,
Youth Orchestra Manager