- Mayumi Kanagawa (AYS concertmaster 2011/12 season) won first prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania in February 2013.
- Jeremy Berry (AYS principal viola 2010-11), as part of the Calidore String Quartet, won prizes at the International ARD Munich String Quartet Competition and the 2nd Hamburg International String Quartet Competition in September 2012.
- Nigel Armstrong (AYS Concertmaster seasons 2009-2011) won 4th Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2011.
- Ken Hamao (AYS Concertmaster seasons 2003-2007) won 4th Prize at the Sion Competition in August 2011.
A significant number of alumni have joined the finest orchestras in the nation. Others enjoy successful careers in recording studios or on the faculties of prestigious schools. Their success speaks to the impact of our training program. Work on tracking our alumni is in progress. Please keep us informed by sending us a message. We value your updates!