Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Born in Rochester, NY; grew up in Mansfield, Connecticut
Current residence and marital status/family: Braintree, MA; married with one kid and two cats
Education: Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory
When did you start playing with the VSO? 1997
Other current jobs besides VSO: Boston Lyric Opera, Springfield Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Favorite composer: Often what I am working on at the moment, but I’ll always be happy to play Brahms or Bach, and I’m always happy after I play Ravel.
Hobbies: If only there were time…
Describe a typical day: Each day is different, which is why I like doing this.
Dream job if not musician: Scientist
People would be surprised to know that: I lived in Mexico, and I speak Spanish.
Best advice I ever got: Enjoy the process.
Favorite way to spend an evening: NOT making reeds.