Jessie Wu

Jessie is a fourteen-year-old student at ACG Sunderland who will be playing the double bass in AYO for the second year in 2022. She plays in the school chamber orchestra and has also played in Aotea Youth Symphony. Her teacher is Evgeny Lanchtchikov and she started learning double bass when she was 11. In...

Oliver Spalter

Oliver is a Year 13 student, studying double bass under the APO’s principal bass, Gordon Hill. Oliver is very interested in exploring the bass not only as an orchestral instrument, but a solo instrument too, which has led him to play in competitions such as the AYO concerto competition, and the NZSO Young Soloist...

Alicia Kidd

In her second week of Year 9, Alicia showed up at her school music office asking for a cello scholarship. Then, after waiting a year for a place to open up, she found herself in love with the bass. Since then, she’s reached an advanced level on the instrument, and received a number of...