Jaeho Lee is a 13-year-old cellist in his 3rd year at The Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-College division. Having started playing at the age of 6, he has now studied the cello for 7 years. In 2019 and 2018, Jaeho won 1st prize at the International Music Organization New York’s Solo Competition, performing at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2019 and Bruno Walter Auditorium of the Lincoln Center in 2018. He was also a 2nd place winner at the Fifth Camerata Artists International Competition. Jaeho was awarded an honorable mention in the MSM Precollege’s 2018-2019 Repertory Orchestra Concerto Competition. He was the Repertory Orchestra cello section’s co-principal for two consecutive seasons. At age 11, Jaeho received a scholarship for the National Arts Centre Young Artists Program, where he spent two weeks studying chamber music and cello performance. When he is not enjoying the cello, Jaeho is most likely reading classic literature or playing the piano. He played the piano for 5 years before stopping in order to play the cello full-time, and he still plays in the hope that he will be able to fit it into his schedule more consistently. Jaeho joined the "Back to BACH" Project in 2019, and he will start as the regional director of Albany, NY in the fall of 2019.
Aivin Le lives in Clifton Park with his parents and younger brother. He started piano when he was five years old and completed NYSSMA level V. He began playing viola in fourth grade and has completed NYSSMA level IV. Aivin enjoys martial arts and is currently a first Don Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. His other interests include math, science, and origami.
Kaden Wu is a violinist from Clifton Park, New York. He is currently in eighth grade at Acadia Middle School. He was born in China on October 21, 2006, and lived in Singapore until he was in 2nd grade. Then, he moved to the United States. He started the violin in 3rd grade and have played violin since then. Right now, he is in the ESYO Rep Orchestra. In his free time, he likes to read, play his violin, and play puzzles. He also likes to travel to different parts of the world.
Jo Lau goes to Acadia Middle School in the Shenendehowa School District. He played the violin for about 4 years now and going to do an NYSSMA level 6 piece this March. He enjoys playing the violin because of how he can express himself through the music unlike most of his emotions he can’t show through a face to face conversation. He plays for the CPSC( Clifton Park Soccer Club) and also enjoys the sport because with his team he has an equal amount of fun, competitiveness, and friendship. During the school year, he likes to join many clubs like Ski Club, Science Bowl, and he is even in the prestigious group called NJHS(National Junior Honors Society) this group only allows academically advanced students as well as the most caring students. In order for you to join NJHS, you must complete 10 hours of community service and must keep an overall average above a 93. He was accepted into the Saratoga Youth Symphony Orchestra.