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Associate Principal viola
How long in the DSO?
Manhattan School of Music, Master of
Music in Orchestral Performance,
Conservatoire Superieur de Paris—CNR Diplome d’Etudes Musicales, Indiana University Bachelor of Music and Performer’s Diploma
Other Ensembles You Perform With:
Principal Viola, Reading Symphony; Section viola, Opera Philadelphia; Colorado Music Festival
Other Professional Activities?
Teaching Artist, Philadelphia Orchestra’s School Partnership Program; Teaching Artist through the Delaware Symphony; Private studio violin and viola out of the house
Hiking, yoga, cooking. I just had a baby so hobbies are difficult these days
Whatever I happen to be playing that week
I like almost all music, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. When I am working, I try to treat everything as if it were my favorite, I always give 101%
What teacher/educator/event influenced you the most, and why?
My viola teacher in college, Atar Arad, was most influential. He was very tough, but in a loving way. He was very stingy with
compliments so when he did say something nice you know he really meant it. I learned so much from him, and he pushed me to work harder than I ever have.
Someplace interesting with good food and fun things to do outside, a good mix of relaxing and sightseeing.