Wichita Symphony Orchestra
My mother played a recording of Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte as a lullaby every night when I was baby.
My former teachers: Tsutomu Maruyama in Tokyo, and Jeff Lang and Jen Montone in Philadelphia.
As a horn player: Mahler, Strauss, Mozart, and Brahms. As a listener: Ravel, Chopin, and Debussy.
Mahler’s 9th Symphony. I can’t stop crying through the entire piece.
A few years ago, I played Beethoven’s Septet with faculty members of the Curtis Institute of Music in a concert. It was like a miracle to play chamber music with such wonderful people.
Cello or trombone. I really enjoy listening to their music.
I wanted to be a math teacher or scientist when I was a child.
Please enjoy experiencing many genres of music, and find the way to your goal!