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

The 2017-2018 season is my second year with the YAO and also my senior year at the Las Vegas Academy. I have participated in the CCSD Honor Orchestras since 8th grade and was the principle cellist in 10th grade, and assistant principle in 11th grade. I performed in the 2017 Allstate Nevada Orchestra as Assistant principle. In 2015 and 2016 I earned a superior rating at Zone Solo and Ensemble as well as a superior at the Regional round in 2016. In 2017, I reached the Command round with the first movement of Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D minor.
From 2014-2016 I played in the LVYO and was the assistant principle of the Philharmonic in the 2015-2016 school year. Also, in 2016, I traveled with the Las Vegas Academy’s Philharmonic on a concert tour in Barcelona and Zaragoza, Spain. I plan on earning a degree in cello performance in a conservatory after high school.

In addition to playing, I also love music theory and occasionally compose my own short pieces. At school, I am a qualifying valedictorian and enjoy studying history and government. On weekends, I am usually at church performing alongside the choir or volunteering for the children’s classes.

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