Joy Jeung

Joy finished her ABRSM Grade 8 flute exam early this year. She was a member of a community orchestra for four years and had the responsibility of the flute part leader. She loves making harmony and music with other instruments in the orchestra....

George Guo

George has been playing the oboe for 4 years. He began his learning with Felicity Than and has been learning from Martin Lee (Principal Cor Anglais of the APO) since April 2020. George played in Aotea Youth Symphony in 2020 and has played with the North Shore Youth Symphonic Wind Band since 2017. He...

Sue Lynn Leong

This is Sue Lynn’s third year in AYO and she’s excited to continue learning, meeting people, and making more amazing music as a part of the AYO community! After starting piano at a young age, Sue Lynn was introduced to the bassoon by her college music teacher. The school had just acquired a bassoon...

Kiara Kong

A clarinettist, pianist and composer, Kiara is in her second year at The University of Auckland, majoring in music composition.  She studies clarinet and piano under Rowan Meade and Bryan Sayer respectively and is also a member of the university’s Concert Band. Kiara was awarded the Junior Bishop Music Prize for composition in 2018,...

Anna Kexin Zhang

After moving to NZ in 2014, Anna studied flute under Uwe Grodd and Abigail Sperling through a scholarship from the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music, and recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a First Class Honours Degree in flute performance. She has been actively involved in the NZCT Chamber Contest and...

Akari Ouchi

Akari completed her Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Oboe Performance at the University of Auckland in 2020, where she studied under Martin Lee. She is currently pursuing her Honours degree. Akari has been a member of the Auckland Youth Orchestra since 2017 and has become the principal oboe in 2019. She was the...