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Composer & Violinist

 
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About

I grew up thinking I would become a standard orchestral violinist, but performing contemporary music back in 2011 shattered my worldview in the best way possible. That experience set me on the track to start composing my own music and towards seeking opportunities to bring modern voices to life! (I just as frequently perform conventional classical music, too.)

 

Since then, I’ve composed music for the Omnibus Ensemble, the New Music Gathering 2016, the Occasional Symphony, the Evergreen Museum, the SONAR New Music Ensemble, the Maryland Institute College of Art, pianist Sungpil Kim, saxophonist Calvin Wong and many others, who have collectively played my music in the US, Europe, and Asia.

 

As a violinist, I've premiered and performed the works of dozens of young composers and of many contemporary masters. I have happily served as concertmaster of the Peabody Camerata, concertmaster of the TCNJ College Orchestra, Principal Violin II of the Occasional Symphony, Principal Violin II of Symphony Number One, and have played in the first violin section of other groups such as Sinfonietta Nova and Ensemble 4-33.

The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University has given me the best time of my life, where I am currently completing my Doctor of Music Arts degree. I’m supremely thankful to my teachers: Michael Hersch, Oscar Bettison, and Jason Eckardt. Further invaluable mentorship came from Sean Shepherd, Michel Galante, and Conrad Cummings. Composers and violinists I’ve received masterclasses from include Georg Friedrich Haas, Christopher Rouse, Kate Soper, Jennifer Koh, and Peter Sheppard-Skaerved.

I have a dual appointment at Harford Community College as adjunct professor for both music composition and violin performance; I couldn’t be having a better time with my students there!

Please use the contact page for inquiries about private lessons.

 

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