Ardsley, New York (born in Plainview, New York)
Favorite Non-musical Activity:
Cooking for my family
Favorite Mozart Piece to Perform
There are too many to name, but the late piano concertos, the operas, and the wind serenades are all big favorites.
First Memorable Musical Experience:
Hearing Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadow Brook Music Festival with my parents. Listening to Charles Sirard, the DSO’s principal bassoon, play the solo in that piece inspired me to play the bassoon.