Andrew Chan is in his fourth year playing with the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. A senior at Monte Vista High School, his passion for music started when he began his piano lessons at age 5. At age 10, Chan decided to join his school’s orchestra playing violin because he wanted to be able to collaborate with others while playing music. Since then, he has continued to play both piano and violin, completing Certificate of Merit exams up to the advanced level and earning state and branch honors in addition to being invited to play at conventions. He has also won prizes in local piano
competitions such as the Contra Costa County Sonata Contest, earning 1st place in 2017 and 2nd in 2018. In his free time Chan enjoys listening to classical music, running, volunteering, and spending time with friends. He hopes to continue playing piano and violin in college.