Sydney Yan

Member & Co- RD Since Fall 2019

NJ, Monmouth County Region

Sydney Yan took violin lessons with Mrs Lynne Beach, then Mr. Hua-Yi Wang and is now with Mr. Khullip Jeung.   She will be entering the pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music in Fall 2019 as a violin major.  She is currently a sophomore at Biotechnology H.S. in Freehold NJ where she is the president of the academic team and vice president of the student council. She has been a high standing member of the NJ All State and Central Jersey orchestra for the past four years, and has been awarded by the Crescendo International Music competition, the Allegro American Fine Arts Association, Golden key Music Festival, the New Jersey Music Teacher Association, and the National League of Performing Arts. She has performed in venues like Beethoven Haus - Germany, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and NJ PAC.  This summer, she has been invited to perform at music festivals in Vienna as a soloist, and in Japan with the Bravura Youth Orchestra as concert master.   Sydney loves sharing her music with her community, doing fundraisers and senior center performances. She is also a weekly teaching volunteer for Love Violin for Children USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children around the world through music. Sydney is a Columbia University Science Honors Program participant and her areas of interest include sustainability, space exploration and medical science.

Audrey Yan

Member & Co- RD Since June 2019

New Jersey, Monmouth County Region

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.
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