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Senior Spotlight: Anthony Christou

Name: Anthony Christou

Instrument: Bass

Current Teacher: Brent Edmondson

High School: Moorestown High School

College / Major: Yale University - Computer Science/Music

If you're not majoring in music, what role might music play during your college years?

I plan to study with a teacher in my school’s conservatory of music and also join the symphony orchestra.

How long have you been a member of the PYO organization and in which ensembles did you participate?

1 year - PYAO
3 years - PYO

Do you have any plans or activities planned over the summer?

In August, I will be visiting Japan for the first time. In the meantime, I am going to continue swimming competitively.

What is one of your favorite PYO / PYAO / PYMO / Bravo Brass memories?

Side by sides with the Philadelphia Orchestra and getting the chance to talk with and observe some of the greatest players in the world

What are your most recent musical and/or academic achievements?

National Merit Finalist, National AP Scholar, All South Jersey Scholarship Winner, Varsity Swim Team Captain

What are some of your favorite pieces of music that you have performed with PYO / PYAO / PYMO / Bravo Brass?

Rimsky-Korsakov - ‘Scheherazade’
Strauss - ‘Ein Heldenleben’
Sibelius - Violin Concerto

When you are not in rehearsal or practicing your instrument, what other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?

Reading, learning Greek, swimming, lifting weights

What is one unique attribute about you that people find surprising?

I am descended from a long line of Greeks and Cypriots - my parents always listen to Greek music and expose me to the culture