New Beginnings

Well, I finished my 3rd and final year of New World last May and had a fantastic summer–I traveled to Aldeburgh, England for the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, returned for a 3rd summer at the Wintergreen Music Festival, and I ran (with the help of my wonderful mother) the inaugural Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists, which was a great success!  So….now what, you may ask?  I’m moving to Chicago!  I’m finally moving back in with Richard (wait, 3 years of long distance including 1 year of long-distance marriage isn’t normal??) and, while he continues to teach at The Music Academy in Rockford (which got a fancy new name since they disassociated themselves from Rockford College), I’ll be looking for freelance work in and around the Chicago area.


I’m sure lots of interesting things will be coming up for me throughout the year that I’m not expecting yet, but some of the projects I’m already sure to be participating in are…

-I won a seat in the Elgin Symphony and will be playing with them all year

-I’m starting a trio with violinist Tarn Travers and pianist Louise Chan–we are currently setting up concerts for this December, so stay tuned!

-I’ll still be traveling occasionally to Miami to play with the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra of Seraphic Fire

-Richard and I will be starting a little cello-duo business.  So if you know anyone in the Chicago area who’s getting married or throwing a party, send them our way!

-I will be playing with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

-I will be subbing with the Milwaukee Symphony on occasion, and hopefully others…

I’m very excited for this new stage in my career, and will continue updating the blog with my current adventures, as well as the calender on my website for the latest happenings.


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