Age: 17 | Cello
Riko Miyasaka is currently a cellist at Dr. Phillips High School. She started studying cello with Andreas Manoras at the age of 11 in London, England. Upon moving to Abu Dhabi UAE, she further pursued her passion for music through a number of recitals and concerts with her school’s orchestra and the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra. Riko received first place in her school’s Young Musician Competition in Abu Dhabi, and was honoured to play a solo in the Czech Republic for a summer course. Upon moving to Florida two years ago, she joined FSYO’s Symphonic Orchestra and studied with Paul Fleury. At present, she serves as a principal cellist in FSYO and studies with David Bjella.