Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival:
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Where you live now:
Where did you study?
Manhattan School of Music
What do you love most about your instrument?
The timber and register
What would you be if you were not a musician?
Some kind of engineer
Who would you love to work with in a future musical collaboration (conductors, guest artists) who you have not previously worked with?
Gustavo Dudamel, Paul McCartney, Tom York
Can you share any memorable stories about your experience with the Grant Park Music Festival?
Opening night at Millennium Park. The massive glass doors were closed as we gathered on stage. We had eagerly watched this amazing facility being built for several years and the excitement on stage was electric that night with anticipation. After we were announced, we christened Jay Pritzker Pavillion with a massive fanfare as the doors of our new home slowly slid open to the cheering crowd… Brilliant!
What’s on your playlist at the moment?
Edgar Meyer, “Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites"
Radiohead, "In Rainbows”
The Beatles, “Abbey Road"