John Sottile, cello 2010-2014
bio written 2017
John joined CVYO in 7th grade with Ms. Sanchez in Youth Strings. The following year, he played in the Prep Orchestra with Bill Benson. Starting in 9th grade, he played in the Youth Orchestra up through the end of high school (2010-2014). John is an aspiring engineer; currently studying physics at UCSB. His hobbies include playing sports (surfing, climbing, hiking, basketball), playing cello in orchestra or small ensembles, and speaking French. John will always look back fondly on how much fun it was to play in CVYO. It was an opportunity to meet many friends and fantastic musicians while getting exposure to diverse and challenging repertoire.