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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas | Yunior Lopez, Founder

I was asked to join the YAO for a concert when I was a junior in high school. That opportunity marked the first time I ever played an entire symphony: Mozart’s 40th. Since then and with the most gratitude for Yunior and the YAO, I’ve grown into the musician I am today, studying clarinet at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Yunior inspired me as a musician, conductor and teacher; the standards he demands leads to a quality associated only with the best
ensembles. I’m excited to see what YAO does next! -Ivan Ferguson, clarinet (2017-2018)