What year did you join the orchestra?
I started playing with RPO in 2018, and I won a contract this February
How long have you been playing music?
I started violin when I was 7, and I’m 24 now. Before that, I played around on the piano for fun and wrote songs.
How did you pick your instrument?
When I was in elementary school, the local middle school orchestra came and played for us. I knew right then that I wanted to play violin. I begged my mom for lessons for a year, and she finally let me give it a try.
I’m finishing my Master’s in Music at UNR. I’ve enjoyed being a TA, even with the transition to zoom lessons.
When you’re not playing with the Reno Phil, what would we most likely see you doing in your free time?
Teaching and practicing! Wishing I were cool enough to have a hobby.
What genre of music are you most excited to play?
That’s hard to say— I’ve been taking jazz lessons and classes, which has been new and exciting. I also love playing in the pit for ballets and musicals.