Three local youth selected for Carnegie Hall orchestral training program

Carnegie Hall has selected 81 young musicians for NYO2 in summer 2022, three of whom are residents of Santa Clara County. The national program recognizes outstanding young instrumentalists ages 14 to 17 from communities across the county.

Honorees, including Daniel Yim (Cello, San Jose), Daniel Yoon (Cello, San Jose), and Michelle Koo (Viola, Palo Alto), are invited to attend the intensive summer orchestral training residency program in New York and a five-day residency in Miami Beach with New World Symphony. The young musicians will perform at the New World Center in Miami and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“We send our congratulations to the remarkable teen musicians who will come together as part of NYO2 as we look forward to another amazing summer of music-making,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “We are thrilled to return to Miami Beach to partner again with the New World Symphony, with NYO’s musicians working closely with NWS Fellows. It’s also exciting for us to welcome back conductor Mei-Ann Chen to lead the orchestra as well as to mentor these bright young players.”

Yim, Yoon and Koo are actively involved in the Bay Area music scene.

Previously, Yim was an award recipient of the James Ramos International Competition, the Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition, the MTAC Piano Solo/Concerto Competition, the San Francisco Chopin Competition, the United States Open Music Competition, and the United States International Music Competition.

Yoon was the grand prize winner of the 2018 Silicon Valley Music Competition, 2019 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Festival Golden Era of Romantic Music Competition, and the California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (CPYO) Concerto Competition.

Koo is a co-founder of Bridges of Music and the Apollo Trio. She has been recognized and awarded in competitions such as Junior Bach Festival, Northern California Viola Society Young Violists Competition, Korea Times Youth Music Competition, and United States International Music Competition.