Hsiang-Ling Joanne Lin
Member Since March 2017
Joanne Lin is a sixteen-year-old violinist who currently studies at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division under the tutelage of I-Hao Lee. She began her violin studies at the age of five and since then, she has garnered many awards, including second prize in the Taipei City Violin Competition in 2013 and 2015. In addition, she was a finalist at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition Aficinado Division for Violin in Hong Kong. In the summer of 2017, Joanne performed Vivaldi’s “Summer” Concerto with a string ensemble at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, followed by a performance at the opening concert of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In April of 2019, Joanne was invited to perform in the Carnegie Weill Hall and Pace University gallery as a soloist. Most recently, Joanne has advanced to the top 10 semi-finalists at The Cooper International Violin Competition in Cleveland, Ohio.
Veronica Li lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and is currently a ninth grader at Princeton Day School, class of 2022, where she is part of the school’s orchestra as a clarinetist. She is a first year student at Juilliard Pre-College studying under Alan Kay with a clarinet concentration. Last year, Veronica was an honor student at Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Program. Her other musical experiences include playing in the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s Philharmonia Orchestra (2016-2017) and in the middle school region band in Central Jersey as second chair with the CJMEA Intermediate Wind Ensemble (as a seventh grader in 2017). In addition to earning scholarships at Westminster Conservatory, Veronica has consistently won in numerous local competitions for the clarinet.
Yash Ram Pazhianur
Member Since Fall 2017
Yash Ram Pazhianur was born on July 29th 2003 in LanghornePA. He is a 9th grader at Princeton Day School. Yash is a second year student at The Juilliard School precollege, where he majors in composition under Dr. Ira Taxin and minors in Piano under Mr. Elisha Abas. Yash’s passions include music, science and robotics. Yash Ram is set to join the "Back to BACH" Project in the fall of 2017.
Victoria Fang, an 11-year-old pianist is a 6th grader in Montgomery Lower Middle School, NJ. She displayed an affinity for piano at her young age. She won American Protege Music competition and had recital in Carnegie Hall when she was 7 years old. At the age of 9 she was accepted to Juilliard Pre-College where she currently studies with Matti Raekallio. In addition to piano studies, she also plays violin in school's orchestra, Victoria enjoys her self-taught gymnastic, drawing, reading, golfing, and swimming.
Yvonne Wang has been a clarinet student at Juilliard Pre-college since 2018, studying under Alan Kay. She began playing piano at the age of four and clarinet at the age of eight. In 2013, she was enrolled at the Affiliated Elementary School of Shanghai Conservatory as the only clarinet student. In 2015, she won first place in her age group at Chongqing International Clarinet Competition; in 2018, she performed as principal clarinetist in the 10th 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Orchestra Concert. In addition, Yvonne attended master classes led by renowned clarinetists including Ricardo Morale and Julian Bliss. Currently, she studies music composition in Westminster Conservatory and plays clarinet in Juilliard Pre-college Symphony and Julliard Pre-college Woodwind Quintet.
Member Since February 2019
Yihan Wu, born in 2001, Zhejiang Province, is a student of Princeton High School and the Juilliard School Precollege Division. Instructed by Mr. Guang Yang of Zhejiang Conservatory of music(2012~2014). Then by Dr. Christopher Wickham, Rutgers University(2014~2017). Now by Mr. Marc Goldberg of the Juilliard School since 2017. Yihan was accepted by Zhejiang Youth Symphony in 2014, served as the principle Bassoonist for the NJMEA Regions Orchestra in 2016, a member of Princeton High School Jazz Ensemble in 2017, the band of which received the Best Performance Award for High School group in the Berklee Jazz Music Festival. During 2014~2017, Yihan participated in many public performances as a guest performer of Rutgers University Bassoon Ensemble, received many solos, duo, quartet, and ensemble awards during 2013~2018, has served as the Principal Bassoonist for the Juilliard Precollege Symphony on multiple occasions.
Member Since May 2019
Mia Huang, 17, is a junior at the Peddie School. She started playing violin and piano at the age of 6. Mia has studied with Chiu-Tze Lin on the piano and is studying violin with Yousun Kim. She is currently the concertmistress of the Peddie School. She has performed in prestigious venues including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merkin Concert Hall, NJPAC, and the United Nations. She has also performed and collaborated as concertmistress with the Moscow, Belgorod, Guangzhou, and Macau Philharmonic Orchestras as part of a cultural exchange program. She is the concertmistress of the Bravura Youth Orchestra, performs with the Bravura Philharmonic, and is a winner of the Bravura Youth Concerto Competition. She holds top seats in the Central Jersey Region Orchestra, the NJ All State Orchestra, the All-Eastern Orchestra, and the All-National Orchestra. She has won prizes for the International Grande Music Competition, 1st place for Cecilian Music Club, Grand Prize for National League of Performing Arts, and 2nd place for the Music Teachers National Association. Mia has received Gold prize for the past 3 consecutive years for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. She is going to attend Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2019. Mia hopes to continue music as a passion and looks forward to all the new opportunities in the future.
Member Since June 2019
Audrey Yan, 14, will be a freshman at High Technology High School. She began flute in fifth grade with Joseph Lu and is now studying flute at Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division under Dr. Susan Deaver. Audrey has received awards and commendations in multiple competitions such as Crescendo International Music Competition, AAFAA, and the Young Artists Competition. She has had the chance to perform on stages such as Carnegie Hall and Beethoven Haus Concert Hall in Germany. She has also participated in many senior center performances and charity concerts. Audrey also studies piano under Dr. Alex Babayev. In addition to music, Audrey enjoys photography, painting, and spending time with her friends.
Member Since Fall 2019
Albert Zhou is 13 years old and currently a freshman at Princeton Day School, class of 2023. He’s part of the school orchestra as a flutist. He is a second-year student at the Juilliard Pre-college and studies flute under Bart Feller. Albert started playing the flute when he was 9, and has won numerous competitions since then such as 1st prize in the New York Flute Club Competition, 1st prize in the South Korea Woodwinds competition, and has won the American Protege Music Competition. He’s also had a chance to perform on venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. Besides flute Albert enjoys reading, playing basketball and tennis, and spending time with friends.
Member Since Winter 2019
When I was young, I wasn’t involved in music very much. I enjoyed listening, but would never imagined I would be pursuing it to the extent I am today. My view on music changed dramatically as I took up the horn in the 7th grade. Band class became the period I looked forward to most throughout the day. As my musicality matured through the horn, I discovered the incredible repertoire of orchestra, and listening to orchestral recordings became apart of my daily routine. I was truly captivated by the sounds created by these instruments, so in my freshman year of highschool, I decided to join the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra. It was through this ensemble I discovered my love for playing in orchestra. During the same year, with the support of my teacher at the time, I decided to audition for some summer programs and the Juilliard Precollege. I don’t know what I was expecting the outcomes of the auditions to be, but I knew I wanted to pursue this more than anything else. I was of course overjoyed and surprised when I was accepted into the Juilliard Precollege and Curtis summerfest programs. While I cannot pinpoint a specific moment when I decided my plans for the future, I believe over that summer is when I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in music. The following year, I continued studying at Julliard Precollege and attended the Interlochen Arts Camp the following summer.
Member Since Winter 2019