Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Born Corvallis, OR; grew up in Seattle and Baltimore.
Current residence and marital status/family: Boston with my 4-year-old son, Gus
Education: BM from Eastman; MM from Boston University
When did you start playing with the VSO? 1997
Other current jobs besides VSO: Concertmaster Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra; acting assistant concertmaster Rhode Island Philharmonic; Handel & Haydn; Boston Baroque; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Craftsbury Chamber Players; teach at Brown University and Hartt College of Music.
Favorite composer: Beethoven
How did you get started in music? I started at age four because of jealousy of older brothers who had already begun lessons.
Describe a typical day: no such thing
Dream job if not musician: sculptor
Secret ambition: kung fu action star
Best advice I ever got: get a tape recorder
Favorite way to spend an evening: on stage with late Beethoven quartet
Pet peeve: “irregardless,” “that’s for she and I to decide,” etc.