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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


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

Yuri Cho


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


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

Omar Shelly


Violist Omar Shelly studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and The Orchestra Now at Bard College. He picked up the…

Andy Smith


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

Moonlight Tran


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…