Mannes College of Music, and the State University of New York in Stony
Brook. His teachers included
Vladimir Graffman and Paul Zukofsky.
In 1986, he
joined the Little Orchestra Society and the New York Pops. He has also worked with the Queens
Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with violist Katherine Sinsabaugh.
Katherine appeared at Donnell
on 2nd February 2004, where they played his arrangement of
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Inventions Nos. 6, 12 and 14, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart’s “Duo in B flat for Violin and Viola” and
Heitor Villa-Lobos’s “Duo for Violin
February 2005, they were back at Donnell for a recital that included Bohuslav Martinu’s “Madrigals”,
Mozart’s “Duo No. 2 in B flat major” and Otto Siegel’s
“Duo-Sonatine, Op. 138”.
Katherine teamed up with violist Kimberly Foster, violinist Michael
Gillette and cellist Annabel Gordon on 26th April 2011 at St.
Peter’s Lutheran Church for the New York premiere of Carson Cooman’s “Viola Quintet” (“Unquiet
Parables”) (sans “Recitatives and Chorales”).
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculty of The Brearley