Edwin is 14 years old and is currently a rising freshman at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, VA. He has been studying cello for around 7 years under the direction of Hwan-Ah Lee. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano and swimming as well, along with his studies with the cello.
He has placed in many competitions and orchestras throughout his journey with the cello. In 2020-2022, he has won 1st prize in the Metropolitan Music Festival, 2nd in the Lion’s Club Music Contest, 3rd in the AAMS competition of 2021, 1st in the intermediate section of the Feder Competition, and was given an honorable mention at the YMIC international competition. In terms of orchestras, Edwin has been playing for the AYPO organization for around 4 years now, and is currently principal cellist in AYCO and is also principal cellist for the Lake Braddock Middle School Chamber Orchestra. He is advancing to the Lake Braddock High School Symphony Orchestra next year. He was also ranked 1st in his division for Fairfax County, granting him the principal spot in the Junior District Orchestra.