Hometown: Clarkston, Michigan
Started playing an instrument at: 9 years old
With ASO Since: 2009
Education: Bachelor of music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music / Master of music from The Julliard School
Which performance are you most looking forward to this spring and why? I am looking forward to the concert in May. I love both the Márquez Danzón and the Rite of Spring for their energy and characterful melodies, and I think it is a fascinating juxtaposition of two very different dance pieces.
When I’m not on stage with the Asheville Symphony, you can find me… in the kitchen baking and cooking.
My favorite non-classical music is… the Great American Songbook, Motown and the Beatles.
I knew I loved playing flute when… from the very first note, I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was like love at first sight!
What is your favorite or most memorable performance with the ASO? It’s hard to choose, but two of my favorite performances were the Brahms Violin Concerto with Soovin Kim and the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Daniil Trifonov.
My favorite part of performing is… sharing inspiring music with my friends, family and the community.
The thing (food/experience/place) I enjoy most about Asheville is… friends. I’ve made so many good friends in Asheville in my 10 years with this orchestra. I always look forward to seeing my Asheville family!
You should come see the Asheville Symphony, because… it’s a wonderful group of talented people offering colorful programming and bringing the best-of-the-best guest artists.