Violinist Nathan Nguyen is a senior at York School and is passionate about music. During the course of high school, Nathan has participated in CODA’s Honor Symphony, California All-State Orchestra, CCS Honor Orchestra, and the Bach Festival Young Artists’ Showcase. He and Daisy won a Command Performance in the CMEA State Solo Ensemble Festival as well as a gold medal. Currently, he plays with the MPC string ensemble. Nathan also won first place in the Monterey branch of the MTAC strings competition. His violin teacher for the past few years, along with Daisy, is David Dally. Aside from music, Nathan’s love for ocean life and conservation led him to volunteer with the Monterey Bay Aquarium as an animal technician.
Daisy Swanson, a senior at York School, plays the violin and viola. She was selected to participate in the California All-State orchestra in the past few years for violin and viola, as well as participating in CODA’s Honor Symphony and the CCS Honor Orchestra. She was selected to play at the Bach Festival Young Artists’ Showcase. Daisy serves as concertmaster of YMM Honors orchestra and performs with the MPC String Ensemble. She has won a gold medal and garnered a Command Performance from the CMEA State Solo Ensemble Festival alongside Nathan. Additionally, she acts as the Music Librarian and the Assistant Artistic Director for the Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra. Daisy studies with conductor and violinist, David Dally. Aside from music, Daisy also has vested interests in sciences, and ocean conservation, volunteering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.