What do you like to do when you’re not playing music?
When not playing music I like to watch tv with my husband, or draw how I imagine renovating my house, or do some Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, she’s amazing!
If you could choose another instrument of the orchestra instead of the one you play, which would it be?
I’d like to play bass clarinet for the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" in The Nutcracker. I’d also love to play any instrument in Big Band!
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing for a career?
I really enjoy real estate and have imagined being a realtor.
What would you tell someone who has never been to the symphony but is interested in attending a performance?
I think listening to the music you’ll hear at the concert ahead of time is a good way to get involved with the whole experience. There is a relationship that grows the more you know the music. It can be a powerful experience.
What do you wish you had known as a student?
Violin excerpts will be very important and are more difficult to prepare than your recital. Start now.
What’s the best piece of advice (musical or otherwise) you ever received?
Prior to my graduation recital from my teacher: "Go out there and listen, you’ll like what you hear."
What advice would you give someone looking to live a more musical life?
Pick up an instrument at any age, listen to live music, put your Spotify on random, discover what else you like to listen to.
What are your top three desert island pieces?
Bach: anything; Arvo Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel; Mahler: Adagio (I'm sad about all the music I didn’t include!)
What piece made you fall in love with classical music?
No single piece made me fall in love with classical music. So, my answer is the first piece I really loved playing was Glazunov Violin Concerto.