Victoria, British Columbia, who started playing when she was four years of
age and studied with Dr. Lise Elson, Miriam
Fried, Felix Galimir, and Joel Smirnoff.
In March 1985,
she and pianist Janice Waite performed “Duo for Violin and Piano”
by Oskar Morawetz at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. They interpreted his “Sonata
No. 1 for Piano and Violin” at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on
5th May 1989.
year was out, she had placed second in the CBC National Radio Competition
for Young Performers and first in the CBC Young Artists Competition.
She attended Indiana University,
School, and Mannes
College of Music.
In 1992, she
debuted at Carnegie Hall with David Gilbert and the Senior Concert
Orchestra of New York.
participated in the Marlboro Music Festival in 1993.
1994, she became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other groups with whom she has
worked include the Boston Arts Ensemble, the Boston Pops, the Calgary
Philharmonic, the Calyx Piano Trio, Collage New Music, the Edmonton
Symphony, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Milton String Quartet, Symphony
Nova Scotia, the Toronto Symphony, and the
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
on Mason Daring’s soundtrack of The
Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century in 1996. Other recordings on which she
appears include: A Birthday Hansel by Annette Betanski and Susan Miron; America,
American Visions, The Celtic Album, My Favorite Things and A Splash of Pops by the Boston Pops;
Collage New Music Performs Donald Sur,
and, Sing Me a Story by Bob
In 1998 and
1999, she participated in the Portland Chamber Music Festival in South Portland, Maine.
Music presented the world premiere of Lior Navok’s “Elegy to the Future” on 24th
February 2001. On 3rd
April 2005, they did the same for Michael Gandolfi’s
“As Above” at Harvard
University. They also gave the first performance
of David McMullin’s “Ricochet”
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 22nd March
In 2008 and
2009, the Calyx Piano Trio served as the trio-in-residence at the Carolina
Chamber Music Festival in North
a member of the makeshift orchestra that took part in the “Concert
for the Cure” under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle at the New England
Conservatory on 5th December 2010. The program comprised Johannes
Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73”, the adagietto from Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony
No. 5” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in G
major, K. 453”, with Marc-Andre Hamelin at the keys.
In June 2011,
the Calyx Piano Trio gave a series of concerts that included Bright Sheng’s “Bright Music” and “Four
Movements for Piano Trio” at the Missouri Chamber Music Festival in St. Louis.