Recipient, 2015 Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Graduate Scholarship; Recipient, 2014 Three Arts Scholarship; 1st Place, 2009 & 2010 Nevada All State Conference Solo and Ensemble Command Performance (High Strings and String Chamber Music); Winner, 2008 Las Vegas Philharmonic Young Artists’ Concerto Competition
Lake George Music Festival, 2018; Miami Music Festival, 2016; Brevard Music Festival, 2015; Marrowstone Music Festival, 2014; Utah Music Festival, 2013; Campos do Jordão Winter Festival, Brazil, 2012; Great Wall Academy, China, 2011; California Summer Music, 2009; California ASTA Chamber Music Festival, 2008; Las Vegas Music Festival, 2006–07
Playing lots of middle Cs on the piano
My high school, Las Vegas Academy (LVA), was focused on the arts, and I was really inspired to pursue music by the wonderful people I met in orchestra there and the camaraderie and community we had together.
I knew some musicians who played in TŌN, and it looked like a really great program. The combination of the orchestral training component with its emphasis on curatorial studies and professional development was something I thought was really unique and necessary as modern-day performers.
I think 21st century orchestra concerts should combine the traditions and canonic repertoire of the past with the new innovations of the present, whether that’s in programming or creating a more interactive experience for the audience. I hope people who come to concerts always leave feeling moved or affected in some way.
Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.” The joy in the music flies off the page, and the fugue in the fourth movement is definitely one of my top favorite moments in all of classical music.
There have been so many, but my most recent favorite experience has been traveling on a cruise ship as part of a Lincoln Center Stage piano quintet, and having the chance to perform great repertoire while visiting countries all over the world.
To have more conviction in your own musical ideas, and to feel free to express them even if they might be different from someone else’s.
I love Celtic or Celtic-influenced music. Some of favorite groups include Anúna, Celtic Woman, and The Gothard Sisters.
I would love to learn the theremin! It’s an incredible instrument!
I would like to think that I would still in the be arts, whether that would be in design or in capturing the magic of the movies.
St. Petersburg, Russia. I love the dazzling grandeur of the city, found in its ornate architecture, elaborate art, and intricate history.
I’m also a pianist. I double majored in violin and piano performance at the University of Cincinnati (CCM).
Remember to enjoy the process, even when things are difficult. The challenge, the opportunity to learn and evolve is so rewarding in itself.