She is a violist who took her musical studies at the
Interlochen Arts Academy, Northwestern University and the Peabody
Conservatory of Music.
Entering into her career as a professional musician,
she has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in Asia, Europe, South
America and throughout the United States. She has also taken part in many music festivals at venues
in the US, Austria, Luxembourg, Brazil and Italy among others. The ensembles and orchestra she has
performed during her career to date include the Aeolian Trio, the Baltimore
Symphony the Delphic String Trio and the Lehigh Quartet and she has been
Principal Viola for the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
and the Chamber Orchestra of Grenoble France. She is also involved with the Chamber Music Foundation
of New England.
Advocating new compositions for the viola, she has recorded
works that she commissioned from the composer James Grant. These have since appeared on the critically
acclaimed CD Chocolates: Music for Viola and Piano by James Grant.
In the field of musical education she was her previous
tutor Karen Tuttle’s teaching assistant on a long-term basis and carried on
to work annually at the Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop. She also teaches at the Tanglewood
Institute and gives master classes all over the country. She is holds the position of Head of
String Department and Associate Professor of Music, Viola, on the faculty
of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and often performs with her
co-worker, the pianist Martin Amlin.
In recognition for her teaching work she was awarded
the Metcalf Cup and Prize by Boston University in 2009.