Andy Yoo

Andy Yoo is 14 years old and
a freshman at Memorial High
School. He currently plays for the
Philharmonia Orchestra under the
direction of Bingiee Shiu and Danielle
Prontka. He started playing the cello
at age 10 and has been in love with its
sound ever since. He has been a part
of the Houston Youth Symphony for
a year and a member of the region
Symphony Orchestra for the past three
years, becoming the principal cellist
his third year. He has also received the
Outstanding Performance ratings for
his Solo and Ensemble competitions
for the past 3 years. He has studied
under Edward Lawrence, Mark Yee,
and Hamin Gho. Andy participates
in debate and a string chamber group
club at his school. Outside of school,
he is a member of his church orchestra
and likes to play video games in his
spare time. He speaks Korean fluently
and is currently learning Spanish.