yu yu l cello
Location: Manhattan, NYC


  • The Juilliard School (Cello Performance MM ‘18) with Astrid Schween and Fred Sherry
  • Manhattan School of Music (Orchestral Performance MM ‘21) with Qiang Tu
  • The Juilliard School (Cello PerformanceBM’16) with Fred Sherry


  • Yu Yu has had a tremendous amount of experience teaching cello, coaching chamber music, and educational outreach. Over her 14 years of teaching, she has developed her teaching style based on the Suzuki method and provides different materials depending on each student’s level, learning ability, and personality.


Taiwanese cellist Yu Yu L. is an active chamber musician who regularly gives concerts throughout New York City with her pianist and partner, Luis Ortiz. She holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School under the guidance of Astrid Schween and Fred Sherry. She also recently received a degree in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Qiang Tu. As an orchestral player, Yu Yu has held the principal position in Ensemble 212 since 2016. She has worked under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Semyon Bychkov, and Alan Gilbert in venues such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. Yu Yu gave the NY premiere of Yoshirō Irino’s Three Pieces for Cello Solo (1969). One of her remarkable projects during her time at Juilliard was recording for Fala Chen’s director-debut short film called the “Passenger”.  She has been invited to several summer programs such as Composers Conference: Contemporary Performance Institute, Interlochen Arts Camp, Music@Menlo, and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. As a chamber coach, Yu Yu is a faculty member at ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival. Outside of the practice room, Yu Yu enjoys going to the movies and playing with her four cats, Bonnie, Clyde, Ernie, and Rudy.

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