It all started in fourth grade. Or maybe third, if a year of begging for a violin counts.     I had already gotten a piano and lessons from my parents the year before, but when my friend brought her violin to school, it was instant love! I NEEDED to play the violin, because I felt my talent itching to get out. I believe we all feel the “itch” to learn    something new, because we know we have an innate propensity for it.
      So, I learned very, very quickly and participated in national competitions, won first    and second prizes in solo and chamber music categories, traveled through Europe with orchestras, and by the time I was seventeen had played for Yehudi Menuhin, traveled to Leningrad under the baton of Leonard Bernstein and Eiji Oue, and, as a result of winning first prize in a competition, been given the opportunity to spend a summer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Looking back, I now know that it was that summer that cemented my path. I won the position of concertmaster of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra there, and, stressful as that position was, it afforded me the self-confidence to apply to The Juilliard School in New York City a year later.
You probably all know that there just isn’t a better address in the world for a young violinist than The Juilliard School, and when they say "come" you go!
      So I went. It was inbelievable! I studied with Stephen Clapp, Joseph Fuchs, and members of the Juilliard Quartet. I played in Iceland and Korea, was on stage in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. My summers were spent studying at Tanglewood and at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, where I took masterclasses with Paul Cantor and Dorothy Delay.
      Four years later I received my Bachelor of Music degree and made the decision to go to Washington DC to study with the late Robert Gerle at the Catholic University of America. He was such an incredible teacher and artist and truly helped me grow into my own artistry.
      In 1996 I received my Master of Music from The Catholic University of America, and in 1999 graduated with my final degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.
      Highlights of my career include solo engagements with the Hamburg Philharmonic and the Catholic University Orchestra, concerts at the Austrian, Russian and Vatican Embassies, the Supreme Court, the National Gallery of Art, with the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Library of Congress, and for former President Bill Clinton.
As founding member of the Logan Circle Ensemble, I lived out my passion for chamber music while building my private teaching studio and raising my four beautiful children.
      And now we are here and I just know this chapter of my musical life will be every bit as exciting and rewarding as the last fifteen years have been!