Awards/Competitions: 2014 Eastman Performer’s Certificate
Appearances: Kneisel Hall, 2017; Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, 2016; Round Top Festival Institute, 2016; National Repertory Orchestra, 2013; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical origins: I began playing at age 8 through my public school music program. The rest of my family practiced brass instruments and sang in choirs; I had to be different!
Favorite obscure piece: Waltzes by Fred Lerdahl
Which composer would have had the best social media: I think Beethoven could have had one of the more sassy social media presences!
Favorite non-classical musician or band: Chet Baker, Chris Thile
Musical guilty pleasure: Car Karaoke to songs on the radio!
Favorite non-musical hobby or activity: Playing frisbee and cooking
Favorite book: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Favorite painting: Bedroom in Arles by Vincent van Gogh
Piece of advice for a young classical musician: Study all forms of art and culture, and learn to draw inspiration for your music from both.
Time travel destination: New York City in the 1960s