attended the Curtis Institute of Music and studied with Richard Killmer, John de Lancie,
Louis Margaglioni and Richard Woodhams.
In 1982, she
became principal oboe of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other groups with whom she has
worked include the Blue Baroque Band, the Boston Symphony, the Kansas City
Chamber Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
March 2009, she was the featured soloist when the SPCO performed the “Don
Quixote Suite, TWV 55:G10” of Georg Philipp Telemann. The program was rounded out by “Concerto
Grosso in G, HWV 318” (“Alexander’s
Feast”) by Georg Frideric Handel, “Orchestral
Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066” by Johann Sebastian Bach and “Violin
Concerto in E flat, RV 253 (“La tempesta di mare”) by Antonio Vivaldi.
interpreted the “Oboe Concerto” of Benedetto
Marcello with the SPCO on 28th November 2010 at Ted Mann Concert
Hall in Minneapolis. Also on the program were Concerti Grossi Nos. 3 & 4, Op. 6 by Arcangelo
Corelli, and “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and “Orchestral
Suite No. 4” by J.S. Bach.
February 2011, she and violinists Steven Copes and Ruggero
Allifranchini and violists Maiya
Papach and Sabina Thatcher performed the “Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2” at
the Music Room in Saint Paul.
She reprised Benedetto Marcello’s “Oboe Concerto” with
the SPCO at St. Andrew’s Lutheran
Church in Mahtomedi on
24th January 2013.
The centerpiece of the concert was The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
which she appears include: Beethoven & Triebensee: Oboe Trios with Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia and Marilyn Zupnik;
Blue Wheat: A Harvest of American Folk by
the Dale Warland Singers; The British Music Collection:
Gustav Holst; Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante
on a Theme of Corelli/Gustav Holst: St. Paul’s Suite/A Fugal
Concerto; Party of Five: A Feast of Vivaldi & Telemann
with the Blue Baroque Band; The
Unfolding of Music II by Music@Menlo; and, Zelenka:
Six Chamber Sonatas with Erin Hannigan.
In the field
of music education, she has coached the New World Symphony, given master
classes and workshops on oboeforeverone.com, served as an adjudicator at
the SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition and taught at the University of Minnesota.