Winston Yu

Winston just turned 10 in March 2022. He started to play cello at age 6 with Haeyoon Krentz. Only a year into his cello lessons, he started to spent hours and hours composing his cello pieces. Though most of them were not playable, still he dreamt of one day, Yo-yo Ma could play his pieces. In 2021, Winston won the 2nd Place, the Best Performance by First-Time Participant, and the Best Performance of a Baroque Composition in Simon Fiset String Competition. He won as the finalist in New York International Classical Music Competition 2021, and the third prize in International Grande Music Competition. Winston joined Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras last year and played several concerts at the Benaroya Hall with the orchestra.

You can find Winston’s 2022 Baroque Music Competition cello performance here.