Chicago, Illinois, who attended Northwestern University and the University
of Southern California and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s
degrees in music.
Groups with whom
she has worked include the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, the Long Beach
Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera
Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony.
March 2010, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performed Samuel
Barber’s “Summer Music”, Leos Janacek’s
“String Quartet No. 2” (“Intimate Letters”) and
Jean Sibelius’s “String Quartet in D minor”
(“Intimate Voices”) at Santa Monica College Performing Arts
discography is massive—she is purported to have played on more than
900 soundtracks—and she has performed with a wide variety of
musicians in several different genres.
Here are but a
few highlights: Amparo by
Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour;
Be Not Nobody by Vanessa Carlton;
The Breakthrough by Mary J. Blige; The Dana
Owens Album by Queen Latifah; Deuces Wild by B.B. King; Illuminations by Josh Groban; October
Road by James Taylor; Painted
from Memory by Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello; Serenada Schizophrana by Danny Elfman; That Old
Feeling/Live in L.A. by the Chick Corea
Quartet; A Time for Love by
Arturo Sandoval; and, To See You
by Harry Connick, Jr.
build a pretty good DVD collection from films on which she has worked, and
again, here is only a small sampling:
Avatar, Bruce Almighty, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dreamcatcher, Gothika, The Hangover, Ice Age, Identity, King Kong, The Last Samurai, Looney
Tunes: Back in Action; The Matrix Revolutions, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Notebook, Sex and the City, Signs,
Star Trek: Nemesis, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Village, War of the
Worlds, X-Men: First Class and X2:
have heard her without even knowing it: She played violin on the soundtrack
of 2010’s Lost Planet.