who came from a musical family—her parents were private tutors—and
began playing at three years of age.
At age nine, she made her solo debut with the Green Bay
Louisiana State University at the tender age of sixteen, earning a Bachelor
of Arts degree and staying on to complete her Master’s. After graduation, she became the
concertmaster of the New World Symphony and also worked with the symphony’s
She joined the
New Orleans Symphony as their concertmaster in 1991 and remained with them
for five years, by which time they would be known as the Louisiana
Philharmonic Orchestra. The New
Orleans Times-Picayune deemed her interpretation of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto”
as the Best Classical Performance of the Year in 1995.
In 1996, she
joined the ranks of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This opened opportunities to perform
with the Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart on recordings such as Chris Botti in
Boston and Holiday Pops.
In 2000, she
founded The Concord Chamber Music Society, which consisted of musicians
from the BSO, Julliard, and the New England Conservatory.
She was a
guest soloist of The Concord Orchestra in March 2003 for a pair of concerts
that culminated with “Violin Concerto No. 4” by Wolfgang
September 2009, the CCMS celebrated its tenth anniversary at Concord Academy with a program that
comprised “Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96” by Ludwig van
Beethoven, “Central Park Reel” by Lukas Foss, and “Line
Drawings” by Michael Gandolfi. The latter two appeared in CD form
in 2011, alongside Chris Brubeck’s “Danza