I moved to Vancouver a few years ago from Madison, Wisconsin where I completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and was a member of the graduate string quartet. At the University of Wisconsin, I studied with Sally Chisholm of the Pro Arte Quartet. In Madison, I also participated in live radio broadcast performances on Wisconsin Public Radio, one of them featuring the Mendelssohn Octet with the Pro Arte Quartet. Previously, I completed a Master of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where I studied with Atar Arad (formerly of the Cleveland Quartet) and also studied violin/viola pedagogy with well-known pedagogue Mimi Zweig. I learned a lot from Mimi not just about teaching violin but also what forms the basis of good technique.
In the Vancouver area, I am currently performing with the Pro Nova Ensemble, which has had a regular quartet concert series on the north shore for over 30 years (www.pronova.ca). I have also played with a number of orchestras in the region, including the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Chilliwack Symphony.