Ethan Lo (13) is a young 9th grader at Walton High School in Marietta, GA.. He is selected to study in the Advanced Math and Science Stem Program. He has studied cello from Dr. Martin Gueorguiev since the beginning of the year, 2022. His former teachers include Wendy Warner (a graduate of Curtis), Guang Wang (Vega Quartet), and Alexandrian Rice Haines from age 7. In 2022, Ethan was the Cello Principle of GMEA All State Orchestra in MS division. He also received GMTA Outstanding Performer (4th place) in instrumental Concerto Competition. This year, he was selected to be the youngest cellist in ASYO Digital Academy. In 2021, Ethan received OP – 1st Alternate (2nd winner) in GMTA State String Audition in G6-7, instrumental solo division, and Award of Excellence in G6-12, instrumental Concerto division. Ethan also received Honorable Mention (3rd place) in String Performance, Junior Category in 2020-21 MTNA Competition, GA State level. Ethan received second place with scholarship at the Gulf Coast Steinway Society 2021 IV Music Competition and at the Young Artist Concerto Competition at August Symphony in 2020. He received first place at the National Maestro Piano/String Competition and performed with his cello at Carnegie Hall, NY at age 9. He also received the Award of Excellence in 2018 and Honorable Mention in 2019 at the GMTA String State Auditions. He participated in Atlanta Festival Academy in summer 2019, and performed with the chamber orchestra and cello choir at Roswell City Concert Hall. In November and December, 2019, Ethan was invited to compete at the finals of String Concerto Competitions at Georgia Philharmonic and Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra. Ethan passed ABRSM CELLO PRACTICAL EXAM with Distinction at age 12. The score was 141 out of 150. Ethan will be attending Credo Chamber Festival at Oberlin Conservatory in the summer 2022.
Ethan started playing the piano at age 4 and a half with his mom, Dr. Jessie HsinLan Chien Lo. He won two scholarships in 2018 from the Steinway Piano Competition and the Southern Piano Young Artist Competition. He participated in piano auditions at GMTA every year and received many awards. Ethan also passed ABRSM both Piano and Cello practical exams level 5 with Distinction, and ABRSM Music Theory level 5.
In addition to music, Ethan is an advanced tennis player. He has practiced tennis at Ginepri Performance Tennis Academy since age 7, and now is ranked as top 58 in Georgia State Boy Under 14; and ranked as 166 in Southern Division. In addition to tennis tournaments in singles and doubles most weekends, Ethan also participates in Technology competition every year. In 2022, he received third place at the Georgia Technology State Competition at grade 7-8 division.
Ethan lives with his parents, sister, and their dogs, Fifi and Zachary in Marietta, GA.
You can find Ethan’s 2022 19th Century Music Competition cello performance here.