I was 4 years old when I started playing with the Aurora (IL) Suzuki Violins
You can read about the instruments and equipment I use HERE
Playing as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall (my favorite hall) and with my string quartet, Voxare
, in Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic.
Gil Shaham’s recordings of the Barber and Korngold Violin Concertos. I also love anything in the David Oistrakh and Heifitz discographies. The Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Birds of Fire and music by Metallica (especially for running!), Radiohead, and Rolling Stones are among my most listened.
I love listening to music – all kinds of music. As a child, I loved the challenge of mastering violin technique and learning new pieces. I was always looking towards the next piece and developing the technical ability to play my favorite pieces. At some point, I realized that I loved making music and I wanted to become a professional musician. Now, I still love performing music, especially with others, but I also enjoy sharing my passion for music with others as an educator and teacher.Read about my favorite and least favorite aspects of being a musician here
See my entry about this HERE
See my blog entry about this HERE
Of course! Actually, I was just asked about this at a recent masterclass I was teaching. Read my responses HERE