Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Alma maters: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, The Hartt School
Appearances: Heifetz International Institute, Music Mountain, Brevard Music Center
Musical origins: I began playing viola at the age of 12 because I wanted to play bass in school but didn’t want to carry it around.
Favorite obscure piece: Hindemith Viola Sonata, Op. 11 No. 4
Favorite composer fact: Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens would pretend to be ballet dancers together when they were at the Moscow Conservatory.
Which composer would have had the best Twitter account: Clara Schumann
The thing most people don’t know about classical music is: There’s such a massive variety across the genre aside from the Classical period that there ought to be its own Spotify for helping people find what they like within it.
Favorite non-classical musician: Fleet Foxes
Musical guilty pleasure: Toto’s “Africa”
Best song to play on repeat: Beethoven Symphony No. 6
Last book read: Selected Poems by W. B. Yeats
Time travel destination: The Jurassic Period