PYSO then…
seen here in 1947 on the stage of Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland

PYSO Now…
at Heinz Hall

 Alumni

 

Over the last 75 years of its existence, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra has affected and shaped hundreds of alumni, who have gone on to bring their unique creative qualities to communities all over the world. Many of our alum have gone on to professional music careers in major symphony orchestras while others have been successful in an infinite number of ways, all continuing to support classical music through their dedication and talent.

Reconnect with Us!

Check out our recent alumni stories below. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the Alumni Survey Form with a short paragraph of what you’ve been doing these past few years and send it along with a picture. We want to hear from you!

Alumni Survey Form

Have you visited our PYSO Alumni Facebook page?  If not, now is a good time!

Michael Tsang
Michael Tsang

Piano 2007-2010

Hannah Ishizaki
Hannah Ishizaki

Violin 2013-2018

Jesse Rosen
Jesse Rosen

Trumpet 1968-1971

Pooja Tripathi
Pooja Tripathi

Violin 2008-2011

Devin Moore
Devin Moore

Violin/Viola 2014-2017

Mary Ann Ivan
Mary Ann Ivan

Percussion 1982-1983

Alumni Blog Posts

A Hopeful Message from a PYSO Alum

A Hopeful Message from a PYSO Alum

  We recently heard from Rob Harris, a PYSO alum and professional violinist who currently resides in Australia. Rob sent PYSO the following message before Sunday’s virtual concert, and captures the same uplifting spirits channeled during Towards the Sun: All...

Update from a PYSO Alum

Update from a PYSO Alum

  Diani Shi, PSYO alum (2006-2009 and concertmaster in 2008-09!) has been busy! After PYSO she graduated from Princeton, then graduated from Harvard Medical School, and now is a resident physician at the Harvard hospitals in Boston. She continued to play violin in...

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