Student Achievements

“Dan Flanagan is a wonderful teacher, musician, and human being. He took me under his wing during the year I was applying to music graduate schools and helped me hone my technique and develop a focused, sensitive approach to learning music. Dan gave me the invaluable tools to be my own teacher, and I am grateful for his tutelage.”

    ~Jessica Ling (Royal Scottish National Orchestra)

2020 Shawyon Malek-Salehi won a position with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera

2019 Jennifer Huang was appointed Conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony Aspirante Youth Orchestra

2019 Shawyon Malek-Salehi won a position with the Oakland Symphony

2019 Rebecca Chang won the UC Berkeley Concerto Competition with Dvorak Romance and will perform it with the University Chamber Orchestra

2019 Andrew Chen won the UC Berkeley Concerto Competition with Ravel Piano Concerto in G and will perform it with the University Symphony

2019 Zemei Zeng performed Tchaikovsky Concerto and Sarasate Zigeunerweisen with the Camellia Symphony

2019 Alex Krentsel was appointed Principal Second of the Google Symphony Orchestra

2018 Jessica Ling was a guest Principal 2nd Violin with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

2018 Kavya Niranjin won the UC Berkeley Concerto Competition with Vaughn-Williams The Lark Ascending, and performed it twice with the University Chamber Orchestra

2017 Jessica Ling won a position with Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt

2017-2018 Pearl Xu was concertmaster of the UC Berkeley Symphony

2017-20 Jennifer Huang was conductor of the UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra

2017 Zemei Zeng won the UC Berkeley Concerto Competition with Chausson Poeme and performed it with the University Symphony

2017 Zemei Zeng founded the UC Berkeley Intermission Orchestra 

2017 Jessica Ling attended Lucerne Festival Academy

2017 Shawyon Malek-Saheli won a position with the Stockton Symphony

2017 Christopher Liao was appointed concertmaster of the Oakland Civic Orchestra

2016 Zemei Zeng won the UC Berkeley Concerto Competition with Beethoven Romance and performed it with the University Chamber Orchestra

2016 Jessica Ling attended Darmstadt Summer Sessions

2016 Dagenais Smiley was appointed Lecturer in Violin at University of California, Davis

2015 Kin Lam performed Wieniawski Concerto #2 with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra (UK)

2015 Jessica Ling attended Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main for the Internationale Ensemble Modern Academy

2015 Jessica Ling attended Spoleto Festival USA and Youth Orchestra of the Americas

2014 Kin Lam was concertmaster of the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra (UK)

2013 Jessica Ling won a position with Orchestra Iowa 

2013 Jessica Ling attended Banff Centre Festival Orchestra

2010-2013 Shawyon Malek-Salehi was concertmaster of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

2013 Alice Chen won the Mill Valley Philharmonic Concerto Competition and performed the Kabalevsky Concerto with the Philharmonic

2013 Shawyon Malek-Salehi won the UC Davis Concerto Competition with Tchaikovsky Concerto and performed it with the University Symphony

2012 Shawyon Malek-Salehi won the UC Davis Concerto Competition with Saint-Saens Concerto No. 3 and performed it with the University Symphony

2012 Jaynee Park received a scholarship to Eastman School of Music

2012 Jessica Ling and Shawyon Malek-Saheli attended Aldeburgh World Orchestra

2011 Jessica Ling won position of Principal 2nd Violin with the Chicago Civic Orchestra

2011 Gabriel Ramirez received a scholarship to Longy School of Music

2011 Jessica Ling received the Eckstein Scholarship to Northwestern Bienen School of Music Graduate School, studio of Almita Vamos

2011 Shawyon Malek-Salehi and Jaynee Park attended Castleman Quartet Program

2011 Jessica Ling attended Aurora Masterclasses & Orchestra Festival (Sweden), studying with Midori

2011 Jessica Ling received First Prize in the Fresno Musical Club Music Competition

2010 Gabriel Ramirez was accepted into the San Francisco Youth Symphony

2010 Shawyon Malek-Salehi and Andy Tan won the UC Davis Concerto Competition with Mozart Sinfonia Concertante and performed it with the University Symphony

2010-12 Shawyon Malek-Salehi attended Britten-Pears Orchestra Program

2010 Dagenais Smiley received a full scholarship to USC Thorton School of Music Graduate School, studio of Kathleen Winkler

2010 Dagenais Smiley won a position with the Sacramento Philharmonic

2010 Gabriel Ramirez received a scholarship to Marrowstone Summer Music Festival

2009 Dagenais Smiley won a position with the Sacramento Philharmonic

2009 Dagenais Smiley won a position with the Stockton Symphony

2009 Andy Tan won a position with the Stockton Symphony

2008 John Abdallah performed the Mendelssohn Concerto with the UC Davis Symphony

2008 Kristen Jones Steiner performed the Mozart Symphonia Concertante with the UC Davis Summer Symphony

2007 Kuan-i Du performed the Bach Brandenburg Concerto #5 with the UC Davis Symphony

2007 Katie Kokkas was concertmaster of the Sacramento Youth Symphony

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