What year did you join the orchestra?
I joined the Youth Orchestra 1999, and the Reno Phil in 2005
How long have you been playing music?
I started playing violin when I was 6
How did you pick your instrument?
The music teacher in my hometown, Quincy, sent flyers around for after-school group violin classes, and I wanted to join!
Education Director with the Reno Phil
When you’re not playing with the Reno Phil, what would we most likely see you doing in your free time?
I love being out in the garden. Both of my parents were horticulturists (hence being named after a flower!) and I feel continually inspired by the resilience and growth found in nature.
What genre of music are you most excited to play?
When I’m with the Phil, I love playing what only a symphony orchestra can play, whether that’s Beethoven or a John Williams score.
What is your favorite piece of all time to play, and why?
Right now I feel most drawn to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, I think because of what it has come to symbolize. Every time I play it there is a new layer of subjective experience because of what else is happening at that time. Reno Phil Season 52 will be no exception! The range of emotion in that work is truly awesome.