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
Abby Easterling Grapevine, TX Flute
Eder Rivera San Pedro Sula, Hondruas Oboe
Sara Han Philadelphia, PA Clarinet
Eric Nakanishi Pleasant Hill, CA Saxophone
Joseph Tkach Leander, TX Trumpet
Ian Kaufman San Diego, CA Trombone
Chin-Li Sophia Lo Fremont, CA Marimba
Carles Pereira Barcelona, Spain Drum Set
Joshua Brown Gurnee, IL Violin
Cole Davis New York, NY Upright Bass
Angie Zhang Princeton, NJ Piano
Honorable Mention
Adam Sadberry Rochester, NY Flute
Juan Esteban Martinez Baltimore, MD Clarinet
Julian Velasco East Lansing, MI Saxophone
Nathan See Pekin, IL Saxophone
Natalie Dungey Issaquah, WA Trumpet
Jordan Dinkins Baltimore, MD French Horn
Brandon Cazden New York, NY Tuba
Max Marsillo Columbus, OH Drum Set
Jacob Warren South Lyon, MI Upright Bass
Guobi Liu Lawrence, KS Piano
Max Holm Quincy, MA Piano