Bradford Shin, cello
Winner of the 2015
Long Island Youth Orchestra
Bradford Shin has been the principal
cellist of the Long Island Youth Orchestra since the fall of
2014 and a member of the orchestra since 2012.
has participated multiple times in LISFA, LISFA Chamber
Ensemble and Nassau All County Music Festivals, and was a
cellist in the most recent All State Symphonic Orchestra in
From 2012, Bradford studied with Jeong
Yoon Park and then in 2014, Bradford was accepted into the
Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division,
where he currently studies cello with Ole Akahoshi.
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Q. When were you a member of
LIYO and what did you play?
A. I played with LIYO from 1963 to
Q. What are some of the
strongest memories you have from being in LIYO?
A. I still remember playing with
LIYO [North Shore Youth Orchestra when I was in it] and
getting to know violinist Richard Young. My first
performance of the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante was with
Richard as my co-soloist and the NSYO conducted by Martin
Q. What lasting lessons did
you take away from your time at LIYO that you carry with you
A. Was very good to have the
experience of playing some great orchestral repertoire with
really nice people.
Q. Looking back, how would
you say LIYO has led you to where you are today?
A. The experience of playing with
LIYO helped me prepare for college and professional life.
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