She is a cellist born in Boston, Massachusetts, who was
initially taught by her father who was the Principal Cellist of the St. Louis
Symphony.She studied at the
Curtis Institute of Music on a full scholarship followed by the JuilliardSchool. After winning the all-Julliard
Schumann Cello Concerto Competition she began her career by giving many
performances at LincolnCenter.As a soloist she has given
performances all over the world and with orchestras including the Moscow
State Philharmonic, the Boston Pops and the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra.
The winner of many
international competitions including the Eight International Tchaikovsky
Violincello Competition in Moscow, and
the subject of two PBS documentaries, she has released several CDs, winning
a Grammy Award for her album of Bernstein'sArias and Barcarolles. She became a founding member of the Eroica
Trio in 1987 and with them she has received further acclaim and received
several Grammy Award nominations.