What year did you join the orchestra?
I started subbing in the Reno Phil back in 2013 while I was finishing my Masters Degree at USC. Luckily there was an audition the following year and I’ve been so grateful to be a part of the Reno Phil family ever since.
How long have you been playing music?
Too long and not long enough! I come from a family full of musicians so there was this expectation to continue our tradecraft. Out of all my siblings, I was the only one that eventually chose this path. Hopefully I live up to my given name.
How did you pick your instrument?
I started on both violin and piano. But it soon became clear (breaking my pianist dad’s heart) that I favored the violin
more (my mother’s instrument).
Violinist. Teacher. Videographer. Editor.
When you’re not playing with the Reno Phil, what would we most likely see you doing in your free time?
Teaching violin and Filming/Editing. I absolutely love teaching my students – adults and kids. I grew up watching my mom teach her studio and I knew teaching was always going to be in my future. The videography and editing happened naturally while working within my husband’s multimedia company, Lenson Productions. It’s been a lot of fun to work on concerts and classical MVs artistically behind the lens. Even in the editing room, I believe the cuts between shots should be musically driven. I feel fulfilled, creativity-wise, with how I use my musicality and artistry through performing, teaching, and filming. When I do get a little free time, I enjoy skiing, film photography, game nights, and eating. I’m a big foodie!