He is a
violinist and composer who studied for his B.A. in Music at Yale, where he
received the Louis Sudler Prize and graduated in
1994, and his Master of Music at the New England Conservatory, graduating
to the receipt of his B.A. and Masters degrees he was commissioned by the
Crossroads Chamber Orchestra to write his “Dance of the Trolls”
for string orchestra in 1988.
That same year he made his debut on national television when he
performed on Johnny Carson’s
In 1990 he
debuted as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and from 1991 to
1994 he held the position of concertmaster of the Yale Symphony Orchestra.
In 1996 he
became a member of the Metamorphosen Chamber
Ensemble and remained with them for two years until 1998 which was when he
became a member of the Hawthorne String Quartet, remaining with them until
Also in 1998
he was taken on as a section violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
and moved up in the ranks when he was given the position of Principal
Second Violin in 2000. His
association with the BSO also saw him becoming a musician with the Boston
Symphony Chamber Players. He
also performed more recently as a violinist with the New Philharmonia Orchestra.
course of his career as a violinist he has performed as a soloist with
orchestras that have included the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, Boston
Civic Symphony, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Metamorphosen
Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony
Orchestra and the Brazilian Sinfonica de Campinas.
He has also performed at several chamber music festivals and
appeared in the 2002 movie Sunshine
As a composer
he has written several works that have been performed in string ensemble
No stranger to
the recording studio he has been heard on America and A Splash of
Pops by the Boston Pops Orchestra and Martinu: Chamber Music With Flute with Fenwick Smith.
awards and honours over the years he has been the recipient of Los Angels Music Center’s Spotlight Award and been awarded several
scholarships and numerous competition prizes.
In the field
of musical education he has held master classes at the Department of Music
at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.