BM, Boston University
MM, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joined LMC faculty in 2014
Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.
I maintain a very large and active private violin studio in New York City. My students have been prizewinners in numerous competitions, awarded opportunities to perform solos with orchestra, gained acceptance to competitive summer festivals, and held principal positions with various youth orchestras. As a performer, I have performed several times as soloist with various ensembles in NYC, including a performance of Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins at Carnegie Hall with the principal 2nd violinist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Not limited to classical music, I have performed with Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and on NBC's Today Show.
What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?
Returning now for a 5th summer at Luzerne Music Center, I can attest that every single student who attends improves his or her musicianship during the course of our camp. I am constantly amazed by the level and talent of the students, and I love having the opportunity to work with students who come from all over the world.
What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?
My goal for my LMC students is to provide the musical and technical skills he or she will need to successfully perform orchestra, chamber and solo repertoire at camp. I know that at the middle and high school level of violin playing, technical limitations can get in the way of musical execution. I aim to provide students with tips, tricks, exercises, and advice to maximize their ability to prepare and master the music they will study over the course of camp, while working within the framework of his or her current level of playing.