(Photo courtesy of Chris Lee)

Four Settlement Music School students selected for prestigious 2019 National Youth Orchestra

(Photo courtesy of Chris Lee)

Carnegie Hall has named four Settlement Music School Advanced Study students as part of the 7th annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).  Daniel Cho (Violin/Braverman Quartet), Saakshi Navile (Violin/Trowbridge Quartet), Robin Park (Cello/Braverman Quartet), and Sasha He (Cello/Snitzer Quartet) will join 115 other young musicians from 33 states for the summer orchestra.

“The musicians who make up NYO-USA’s 2019 roster are among the very best players in the nation,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director, in a March press release. “This promises to be an unforgettable summer of new discoveries for them. These superb young players will have the opportunity to serve as musical ambassadors for their country, connecting with audiences around the world as they present extraordinary performances under the baton of conductor Sir Antonio Pappano.”

Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency at Purchase College in New York, the young musicians will set out on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, serving as America’s music ambassadors.

NYO-USA was created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and recognizes the finest young musicians across the nation between the ages of 16 and 19.

For more information, visit carnegiehall.org/nyousa.