She is a Canadian
violist who started in music at seven years old when she learnt the violin. Six years later when she was
thirteen she had branched out onto the viola which would be the instrument
she stayed with.
She first studied
in Toronto, Ontario and then entered the Cleveland Institute
of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music. She was an active
competitor while at the Institute and her entries in the viola competitions
secured her two honourable mentions, the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola and
the Annual Viola Prize. In 2000
she won the Ben Steinberg Jewish Musical Legacy Award in Toronto.
Her career as
a professional musician has seen the Detroit Symphony Orchestra offering
her a place, and she later decided to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra in
2001 and has been with them ever since.
music festivals and summer music schools, she has been involved with the Marlboro
Festival, the National Academy of Canada, the National Youth Orchestra of
Canada who she was a member of in 1997, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Stein’s
Institute for Young Artists, the Taos School of Music.
In 2007 she
performed with the pianists Robert Spano and
George Horner and the Hawthorne String Quartet at a Gala Benefit Concert by
the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation.
In 2011 she
performed concerts with the Boston Arts Ensemble and the Needham Chamber
Players and she was booked up in April 2012 to perform in Eli Epstein’s
Inside Out! Concert to perform Mozart
Masterpieces: The Violin and Viola Duos K.423.
She has also
given solo performances with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and been a
member of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.
recording studio she has appeared on Christ
Botti: Live in Boston with the Boston Pops Orchestra.