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Yuri Ahnshe/hercelloHometown: Seoul, South KoreaAlma mater: New England Conservatory, B.M., 2021, M.M., 2023 Photo by Matt Dine What is your earliest memory of classical music? I was raised by a very musical family. My mom plays oboe and many of my aunts play piano and cello, so I can't...

Dariimaa Batsaikhanshe/herviolinHometown: Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaAlma mater: Mongolian State Conservatory, B.M., 2014 Photo by Matt Dine Competitions First Prize, 2014 Chuluun Strings Youth Competition, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Third Prize, 2008 Youth Competition, Ulan-Ude, Russia; Third Prize, 2008 Munguntsetseg Chamber Music Competition, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Special Prize, 2006 Chuluun Strings Youth Competition, Ulaanbaatar,...

    Sam Boundy he/him cello Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI Alma maters: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, B.M., 2019; Eastman School of Music, M.M., 2022 Photo by Matt Dine Awards/Competitions Quarter Finalist, 2015 Fischoff International Chamber Competition, Junior Division; Honorable Mention, 2015 Rembrandt Chamber Musicians High School Competition; First place, 2017 Mary West Concerto...

    Emma Churchill she/her cello Hometown: Newton, MA Alma maters: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University Photo by Matt Dine Appearances Orchestra of the Americas, Bowdoin Music Festival, Orford Musique, Cremona International Music Academy What is your earliest memory of classical music? I grew up in a musical household and...

Elvira Hoyos Malagonshe/hercelloHometown: Bogotá, ColombiaAlma mater: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, B.M., 2021 Photos by Matt Dine What made you decide to become a musician? Was there a particular performance or person that influenced your decision? My decision to be a musician began at a very young age. My...

    Jihyun Hwang she/her cello Hometown: Seoul, South Korea Alma maters: Seoul National University; Yale School of Music, M.M., M.M.A. Photo by Matt Dine Appearances Music Academy of the West, 2020–21 If you could play another instrument, what would it be? I wish I could play the piano. I love listening to piano pieces....

      Previous Next Eva Roebuck she/her cello Hometown: Merriam, KS Alma maters: Cleveland Institute of Music, M.M.; Kansas State University, B.M. Photos by Matt Dine Appearances Sarasota Orchestra, 2020; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019; Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019; National Repertory Orchestra, 2018, Heartland Chamber Music Festival, 2017 What is your earliest memory of classical music? I remember watching the 1940...

      Previous Next Amelia Smerz she/her cello Hometown: Downers Grove, IL Alma maters: DePauw University, B.M., 2020; McGill University, M.M., 2022   Photos by Matt Dine Awards/Competitions Winner, 2019 Brevard Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition; Winner, 2017, '18, '19, & '20 DePauw University School of Music Concerto Competition; Featured Performer, 2018, '19, & '20 DePauw...