The Royal Shepherd: Cello (The Pathways Program)
Andy is an eighth-grader at BASE (The Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering) middle school in Portland, Oregon. He started cello at age nine and has been playing for four years. Since then, he has been involved in a variety of ensemble platforms such as PYP (Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra), Camerata PYP, and Portland Summer Ensemble. Andy has participated in several competitions; he is a winner of the 2023 MetroArts Young Artist Debut! Competition and will perform a solo with members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in May. He is a second-place winner in the 2023 American Protégé International Competition, winner at the 2022 Baroque Festival, finalist for the 2022 Oregon Mozart Player soloist competition, and was selected to perform at the 2022 ASTA National Conference master class. He also performed at masterclasses with guest artists such as Peter Prosser from the Mannes School of Music (NYC), Ben Hong, Joshua Roman, and Ted Nelson. As a winner of the MetroArts YAD competition, he has been interviewed by All Classical Portland radio station’s On Deck With Young Musicians program. Currently, he is studying with Maria Shim. Outside of music, Andy enjoys many hobbies. He loves to cook, bake, and hang out with friends.