Andy Ly is a classical cellist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Jean-Michel Fonteneau and San Francisco State University with Sandy Wilson. Other important teachers and mentors include Jim Aikin, Matthew Owens, the Alexander String Quartet, Nina Flyer, Erik Urbina, and Paul Rhodes.
Andy is excited to be at the start of his professional career, with performances taking him across the states and in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Davies Symphony Hall. An active musician in the Bay Area, he has performed in the cello sections of the Livermore-Amador Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, California Pops Orchestra, and UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and played under the baton of conductors David Ramadanoff, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Morgan, and Joana Carneiro.
In 2014, Andy received the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association’s Bill King Memorial Award for his contributions to school and community musical activities. Recently he won the SFSU Concerto Competition and performed Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo with the University Orchestra directed by Brad Hogarth.
A member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California, Andy maintains an active private teaching studio in Pleasanton, CA. He enjoys working with students of all ages and levels.