Fall 2018 marks the beginning of my two-year fellowship with Ensemble Connect (formerly known as Ensemble ACJW), a New York City-based chamber music group dedicated to presenting innovative and engaging programs for audiences from community venues to Carnegie Hall. As a part of the fellowship, I am proud to partner with Brooklyn's P.S. 200 as a teaching artist.
I am an alumnus of Yale School of Music (Master of Music, student of Ransom Wilson) and Lawrence University (Appleton, WI – B.Mus as a student of Erin Lesser and B.A. in physics). A native of San Francisco, I grew up taking lessons at the Community Music Center, playing chamber music in living rooms, and gigging with a youth salsa band.
Recent appearances include performances as a fellow at the Bowdoin and Norfolk chamber music festivals; as soloist with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra; on new-music concerts at National Sawdust and Electronic Music Midwest; and at Eastern Music Festival and the Banff Centre.
I aspire to build community by sharing my passion for musical engagement with established listeners, fresh audiences, and students alike. I strive to deliver fulfilling and thought-provoking performances that challenge audiences with both new and familiar sounds, and to mentor and inspire students to connect deeply with and through music.
As a chamber musician, I love to bring interactive performances to venues where music is seldom heard; as a teacher, I encourage my students to delve deeply into the music we study to develop informed and meaningful interpretations.