Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra (FYCO) is an outstanding artistic and educational Chinese-American organization in the Bay Area. Holding its weekly activities at San Jose City College Music Department, FYCO provides Chinese music classes for students aged 6-17. The students can learn the Erhu (two-stringed violin), Dizi (bamboo flute), Pipa (four-stringed lute) and many other Chinese instruments. Currently, it has over a hundred students spread across 5 proficiency level-groups.
With only 13 young musicians, FYCO was founded in 2000. FYCO strives to play the traditional instruments creatively by premièring many new works composed for Chinese orchestra as well as ...