Winners

Winners

"YYPA had a profound influence on me, not only as a musician, but as an individual. The weekend provided me with the opportunity to perform alongside exceptional musicians and work with the best and most experienced people in the business who taught me a lot about developing a career in music. I cannot thank Yamaha enough for their dedication to young musicians and an unforgettable and inspiring weekend!"

— Kanako Shimasaki, YYPA 2013

Name Hometown Instrument
Victor Hernandez Ramirez   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Flute
He Zhang Harbin, China Clarinet
Hannah Hickman Sheldon, IA Classical Saxophone
Howard Dietz Morgan Hill, CA Jazz Saxophone
Michelle Hembree Boise, ID Horn
Altin Sencalar Temple, TX Jazz Trombone
Cameron Leach Hilliard, OH Concert Percussion
Stephen Morris Aliso Viejo, CA. Jazz Drum Set
Derek Louie New York, NY Cello
Nathan Ben-Yehuda Los Angeles, CA Classical Piano
Honorable Mention
Randy Fultz Rochester, NY Bassoon
Kei Matsumaru Boston, MA Saxophone
Dylan Rye Fairfax, VA Trumpet
Tanner Jackson Rochester, NY Trombone
Man Ling Bai Fullerton, CA Piano