Asian Youth Orchestra - Hong Kong

To help fulfill the BWS's mission of providing training and educational opportunities to woodwind students, BWS President Matthew Ruggiero has traveled to Asia for twenty summers to help train woodwind players of the Asian Youth Orchestra. Players of the orchestra are chosen from about ten Asian countries through a process of challenging auditions. They are then assembled in an Asian city for three weeks of intensive rehearsals and then tour throughout Asia for an additioal three weeks. The AYO has also toured the US and Europe. Most frequently the rehearsal site has been the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong, but other cities such as Kumamoto, Japan; Kuala Lumpur, Mayasia; Singapore; and Crans-Montana, Switzwerland have also hosted the AYO rehearsal camp.

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  • Bassonist Ma Cheng
  • Oboist, Asian Youth Orchestra
  • Oboist, Asian Youth Orchestra
  • BWS Matthew Ruggiero and Phoebe Wang
  • One of many ferry boats in Victoria Harbor
  • A familiar Hong Kong sight
  • On Victoria Harbor
  • Asian Youth Orchestra in rehearsal
  • Asian Youth Orchestra woodwind section
  • Site of Asian Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Headquarters
  • Site of Asiain Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Headquarters
  • Asian Youth Orchestra woodwind players
  • BWS President Matthew Ruggiero with Asian Youth Orchestra bassoonists
  • Bws President Matthew Ruggiero and woodwind players of Asian Youth Orchestra
  • Bassoonists of Asian Youth Orchestra
  • It's not all work!
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