Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival:
Where did you study?
Roosevelt University with Karl Fruh, Frank Miller of the Chicago Symphony and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
What were your earliest connections to music?
My father was a professional violist with the Chicago Symphony and I heard a lot of music around the house. He started me off on the Cello and I began attending CSO and Grant Park concerts as a kid.
Who would you love to work with in a future musical collaboration (conductors, guest artists) that you have not previously worked with?
Truls Mork, Edgar Meyer, Radiohead, Chick Corea and Gary Burton.
What would you be if you were not a musician?
Building businesses, investing and contributing to the arts, environment and humanitarian good.