Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
Alma mater: Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Awards/Competitions: 1st prize, MTNA Washington State; 3rd place, MTNA Nationals for two consecutive years
Appearances: New York String Orchestra Seminar, Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival, Great Mountains International Music Festival
Musical origins: I was offered the choice of either violin or piano by my father, and so I chose the most portable/travel-friendly.
Favorite fact about your instrument: The violin feels like an extension of one’s body, another limb almost; I love that so much of playing is based on the sensitivity of touch.
Favorite non-classical band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best album to have on repeat: Bach: The Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould
Time travel destination: 2 BCE as a Roman during Pax Romana