He is a
cellist, deemed a musical prodigy, who took his studies at the University of Southern California.
In 1981 and
1982 he was the winner of the Coleman International Chamber Auditions and
in 1983 he was given the Hammer-Rostropovich Award at the University of Southern California.
1983 he gave a performance at the Young People’s Concert with the New
York Philharmonic under the leadership of Zubin
Mehta. During that same year Ronald
Regan presented him with the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Medallion.
appeared in music festivals with performances at the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Vancouver Chamber Music
In 1992 he
gave performances of compositions by Sylvia Rickard at the Community Arts
Council Gallery and at the radio station CRFO in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 1997 he
became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and also went on to perform
with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Boston Trio.
recordings during his career to date he has performed on America, American Visions, Chris Botti: Live in Boston, Celtic Album, Holiday Pops, The
Latin Album, My Favourite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration and A Splash of Pops by the Boston Pops
Orchestra, Brahms, Ravel, Suk by the Boston Trio and Gaubert: Works for Flute, Vol.1.
In the field
of musical education he joined the faculty of the Vancouver Academy of
Music as a cello teacher and Head of the Chamber Music Programme in 1989.