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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas - Yunior Lopez, Founder & Music Director

A world class faculty of musicians with backgrounds from some of the best schools in the world including Juilliard, The Royal Conservatory, Eastman, San Francisco Conservatory, and more. The YAO faculty maintains an active career on a local, national, and international scale as performers, recording artists, and educators.

Yunior Lopez

Music Director

Yunior Lopez is the Founder, Executive, and Music Director of The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas.…

Kerry Bennett

Conductor

Kerry Bennett serves as the conductor of the Young Artists Orchestra Academy and the orchestral program at the Thurman White…

Yuri Cho

Violin

A versatile violinist, Ms. Yuri Cho gave her first performance at age 10 at the winner’s concert of Korean Newspaper Music Competition…

Susan Kim

Violin

Korean-American violinist and pedagogue, Susan J. Kim, studied with Sally Thomas and Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School, where she…

Omar Shelly

Viola

Cellist Andrew Smith is an Associate Professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Principal Cellist…

Andy Smith

Cello

Cellist Andrew Smith is an Associate Professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Principal Cellist…

Moonlight Tran

Cello

Moonlight Tran received her Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance from the University Of Southern California’s Thornton School Of Music. Her…

Brycen Ingersoll

Double Bass

Las Vegas native, Brycen Ingersoll, is quickly becoming a rising star in the double bass world. At the age of…

Manuel Gamazo Jr.

Percussion & Timpani

Manuel Gamazo Jr. has been playing percussion, timpani, and drum-set in the Las Vegas valley for several years. He’s worked…

John Seaton

Woodwinds & Brass

John Seaton serves as the Associate Director of Bands at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, conducting the Wind…

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