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Number of years playing with ASO – 6
Other groups you regularly perform with – NGO, TMO, ASO, MSO, CONCERT ARTISTS, PERFORMANCES AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
Where did you study music? – TWO DEGREES IN PERFORMANCE FOR VIOLA AND VIOLIN AT THE HARTT SCHOOL
Major teachers or musical influences? – MITCHELL STERN, KATHY MURDOCK, CAROL MUKOGAWA, TSUNA SAKAMOTO
Is there an ASO program, soloist, or concert that is a highlight of your time playing with the ensemble? If so, why was the concert or musician so good?
THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WOULD BE THE PERFORMANCE WITH MIDORI. HER MUSICIANSHIP AND ABILITY TO PLAY CHAMBER MUSIC WITH THE ORCHESTRA WAS FIRST RATE. HER PERFORMANCES WERE INSPIRING.
What is your favorite venue as a performer in the greater DC region?
KENNEDY CENTER, STRATHMORE
If you weren’t a musician, what would your career be?
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER…..RETAIL
Band, performer, group, artist, musician, entertainer that you will always try to buy tickets for? (classical or non-classical)
ITZHAK PERLMAN, YURI BASHMET, BERLIN PHILHARMONIC, JULIA FISCHER
Work(s) you wish the ASO would program soon?
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES ARE ALWAYS GREAT…. WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE CHAMBER STRING ORCHESTRA WORKS WITH SMALL GROUPS OF SOLOISTS FROM THE SECTION.