Jocelyn Tsai, age sixteen, is currently a junior at University High School in Irvine, California. Jocelyn has achieved advanced level as semi-finalist for Panel in the MTAC Certificate of Merit Program with Excellent ratings and State Honors. She won second place award in the MTAC Classical Music Festival. Most Recently, she won the first-place awards with her trio team at American Protégé international Piano and String Competition and Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso international Music Competition.
Jocelyn has been playing violin since she was eight and is currently studying under Ms. Ann Shiau Tenney. She has also been a member of the California All-Southern Honor Groups, the California All-State orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings for the past few years. She is currently a member of the Pacific Youth Symphony Orchestra and greatly enjoys making music with others. Outside of music, Jocelyn enjoys coaching children swimming, baking, and exploring delicious food!
Nathan Ouyang, a junior at University High School of Irvine, California, has been playing piano since he was 6 years old and playing cello under Ms. Jamie Lin since he was 10 years old. He won the second place award as a solo cellist at the Diamond Bar Performing Arts Contest. He also won the first place awards with his trio team at American Protégé International Piano and String Competition and Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition. Besides music, Nathan also likes swimming and ceramics.
Nathan Tatsuta is a junior at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA, where he plays piano in the Garn Family Jazz Studies Program. He began his musical studies at the age of 9. Awards include: American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition First Place Winner (2022); International Music Competition “Vienna” Grand Prize Virtuoso First Prize Winner (2022); Herbie Hancock Institute National All-Star Peer-to-Peer Jazz Quintet member (2022); and Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition & Festival Outstanding Piano (2022). Nathan has also played the cello and clarinet and enjoys studying STEM and playing club soccer.