1st place, 2013 East Carolina University Concerto Competition
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, acting section cello, 2019–20; Sarasota Orchestra, substitute, 2018; Aspen Music Festival, 2018
Switching from the violin to the cello around age 4. I couldn’t handle that my older sister was better than me at the violin, so I started playing cello.
When I spent my summers as a young teenager at chamber music festivals.
My family, each person in their own way. And Yo-Yo Ma, of course.
The String Quartet. I have spent most of my life to this point playing in string quartets, so I feel very connected to the genre.
This changes all the time, but right now I would have to say the Schubert piano trios.
Just generally, getting to travel to so many amazing places that I most likely wouldn’t have seen if it weren’t for music.
Architecture, I have always loved it.
Italy! The people and the food.
If you truly love music, stick with it no matter what. It will be worth it!