Andy Shin, age 14, is a ninth-grader at BASE (Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering) high school in Portland, Oregon. He started cello at age nine and has been playing for four years. Since then, he has been involved in a variety of ensemble platforms such as PYP (Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra), Camerata PYP, and Portland Summer Ensembles. Andy has participated in several competitions; he is a winner of the 2023 MetroArts Young Artist Debut! Competition and performed a solo with members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Andy is the second place winner of the Eugene Symphony Young Artists Competition in the junior division and has played a solo with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra as well. He is a second place winner in the 2023 American Protégé International Competition, winner at the 2022 Baroque Festival, finalist for the 2022 Oregon Mozart Player soloist competition, and was selected to perform at the 2022 ASTA National Conference master class. He also performed at masterclasses with guest artists such as Peter Prosser from the Mannes School of Music (NYC), Ben Hong, Joshua Roman, Seth Biagini, and Ted Nelson. As a winner of the MetroArts YAD, he has been interviewed by the All Classical Portland radio station’s On Deck With Young Musicians program. Andy was selected for the 2023 OrpheusPDX pathways program and participated in the performance of Mozart’s The Royal Shepherd (II Re Pastore) this summer. Currently, he is studying with Maria Shim. Outside of music, Andy enjoys many hobbies. He loves to cook, bake, and hang out with friends.