She is a violinist, violist and teacher born in
Seattle who studied at the University of Washington, the Juilliard School
and the Mannes College of Music.
1972 saw her becoming a founding member of the Orpheus
Chamber Orchestra and since that time she has toured internationally with
them as well as making between 40 and 50 recordings.
She has also been a member of the Orchestra of the 20th
Century, the International Trio that were resident at the University of
Northern Iowa, a founding member of the Roerich String Quartet and The
Empire Trio, with whom she performed in the studio and toured
Very involved in music festivals on a national and
international level, she founded the Riverrun Chamber Players who are a
resident ensemble at the Vermont Festival of the Arts. She has appeared as a soloist on
many occasions and has also commissioned several violin works.
Her album tally is extensive and not restricted to one
genre of music with her work being heard on Blue Minor by Elizabeth
Brown, Golden Days by Jerry Hadley & Mario Lanza, Gershwin’s
World by Herbie Hancock, A Set Pieces: The Music of Charles Ives
by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Best Of… by Marcus Miller, Dress
Casual by Mandy Patinkin, PNYC by Portishead, and Hideaway
by David Sanborn to name a few.
In the field of musical education she has been the
artist-in-residence at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, on the
faculty of Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Bennington College, Mannes
College of Music Preparatory Division and the University of Iowa, and held
masterclasses at various venues.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra recordings
Adagio in G Minor (Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto)
Deutsche Grammophon 429 390-2 GH (CD: Albinoni: Adagio, Pachelbel: Canon)