She is a
French horn player born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma who started by learning
to play the piano when she was six years old and gave her first solo performance
when she was seven. She went on
to later become a J. William Fulbright Scholar and studied at the Arizona State University
In 1997 she
was the Principal Horn for the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra and was
named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist and the following year she performed
at the OK Mozart International Festival making another appearance there in 2000. That same year she became the winner
of the Ima Hogg International Solo Competition. She has also performed the solo horn
in Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 at the Tanglewood
Music Festival and won many of the competitions she’s entered.
She has been the
Principal Horn of the New World Symphony and the Malaysian Phillharmonic and also performed as a member of the Empire
Brass and the Southwest Brass Quintet. In 2005 she performed the Australian premiere
of the Oliver Knussen Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
with the New Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as the featured Guest Artist at
the Melbourne International Festival of Brass. The following year she gave a performance
with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra.
on the world premieres, sometimes of group commissions, she has performed with
many orchestras during her career to date and these include the Honolulu Symphony,
the Milwaukee Symphony, the Oslo Radio Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony.
As a freelance
musician she performs in the Boston area and has toured Greece with the Alea
III new music ensemble as well as appearing with the Boston Pops and the Boston
include Baroque Music for Organ and
Brass by the Empire Brass and Tuck
and Roll by the New World Symphony Orchestra.
In the field
of musical education she has worked with several outreach programs, given public
performances and been the artist-in-residence for various schools. She has also held several national and
international workshops and made man appearances at many festivals and conventions.