Athena Shiu

Previously a violinist, Athena wanted to explore the other side of the orchestra and to gain a different perspective. Two years later, she switched position and is now beginning her journey as a trombonist in AYO!  Athena is currently studying Classical Performance specialising in trombone at the University of Auckland under Douglas Cross. Besides...

Amy Laithwaite

Amy is a Year 12 student at Baradene College, and this is her first year in AYO. Amy started playing the trombone at 8 years old and achieved her grade 8 in 2018. Since starting the trombone, Amy has played in APPA concert band and festival orchestra, KBB Honours, Auckland Secondary Schools Big Band,...

Tavite Tonga

Tavite has been playing the trombone for 10 years. As a trombonist, he is involved in the Manukau Symphony Orchestra, Manukau Concert Band and New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds. He is also an assistant at the Howick School of Music.  He learns from AYO alumnus Paul Cho. Tavite’s aspirations for the future are to...