Westlake band student, Lincoln Valdez (junior trumpet) has been selected to perform in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a comprehensive audition process and a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world and serve as dynamic musical ambassadors.
In 2013—NYO-USA’s inaugural season—the ensemble travels to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Summer 2014 will feature a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham.