Damon Herlihy-O’Brien

Born and raised in Auckland, Damon began playing the cello shortly before his 4th birthday.  From his formative start through the Suzuki Method with Sally-Anne and Anna-Marie Alloway, Damon went on to intensive studies with baroque specialist and cello pedagogue James Bush. In 2020 his chamber group Trio Achilles was runner-up at the NZCT National...

Eva Wu

Eva is a 16 year old cellist who joined AYO in 2021. She enjoys performing solo as much as being in chamber groups and orchestras. In the past years, Eva has been performing both locally and internationally; in 2019, she performed at the Winners Recital in Carnegie Hall, New York. She also participated in...

Phoebe Qiu

Phoebe has been involved with music since the age of 4. Back then, Piano was her favourite, but due to school workload, she had to stop learning it.  Phoebe started learning the cello at the age of 12 and, having achieved Distinction in the grade exams, is currently working towards her ATCL exam in...