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ORCHESTRAS

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Naples, FL, principal cello, 1997 – present

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC, principal cello, 1995 – 1996


RECITALS & CHAMBER MUSIC

Annual Chamber Music Series at Artis-Naples

Solo and chamber music interludes at Naples United Church of Christ Sunday and Holiday services

Annual performance of Kol Nidre at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

Koreshan State Historic Site, Estero, FL – Art Hall concert series

Hyacinth Concert Series, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples FL

Tuesdays at Twilight Series, Naples United Church of Christ

Grand Teton Music Festival summer chamber music performances

Chamber music / multi-media programs, Russian Cultural Center’s “Music Salon”, Naples, FL

Recital, Heath Concert Series,The Violin Shop, Bonita Springs, FL, February 2012

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Naples, FL, December 2007

Recital, World Bank, IFC Cultural Center, Washington, DC, February 2007

Recital, First Presbyterian Church, Naples, FL, November 2006

Lecture/recital series, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD, September 2004/January 2006

Recital, Riderwood Village, Gaithersburg, MD, September 2005

University of Iowa and Grinnell College, March 2005

Recital series in Vermont, Montpelier, Vergennes Opera House, Grindstone Island/August 2002

Recital at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Naples, FL, December 2002


CONCERTI

Strauss Don Quixote, Naples Philharmonic, 2015

Bloch Schelomo, Naples Philharmonic, 2012

Additional concerto performances with the Naples Philharmonic, including the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, Brahms Double Concerto, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Bruch Kol Nidre, Haydn Concerto in D, Boccherini Concerto in D, two Vivaldi concerti, and CPE Bach Concerto in A.

Elgar Cello Concerto with the Charlotte Symphony, 2009

Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Charlotte Symphony, 2008

Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Indiana University Philharmonic, 1995

Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Santa Barbara Symphony, 1993

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Gibbs Chamber Orchestra, Eastman School of Music, 1989

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, 1988

Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, WYSO, National Music Camp, Interlochen, 1985

Boccherini Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, ISO, National Music Camp, Interlochen, 1984


FESTIVALS

Grand Teton Music Festival, Teton Village, WY, 1999 to 2015

Bellingham Music Festival, Bellingham, WA, with the American Sinfonietta, 2002, 2003, 2008

Colorado Music Festival, Boulder, CO, 1998, 1999

Ernen Musikdorf, Ernen, Switzerland, 1996

North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, International Music Program, principal cello, 1995

Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, VT, 1993, 1994

Steans Institute, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, 1992

Heidelberg Festival Orchestra, Heidelberg, Germany, 1990

Sarasota Music Festival, Sarasota, FL, 1989

Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO, 1988, 1986

Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA, 1987


TRAINING

Indiana University School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, with Janos Starker, artist’s diploma, 1992 – 1995

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, with Paul Katz, bachelor of arts (music), performer’s certificate, 1988 – 1992

Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Aldeburgh, England (UK), attended master classes with William Pleeth, 1992

Gregor Piatigorsky Seminar for Cellists, Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, attending master classes with Lynn Harrell, Ronald Leonard, and Luis Garcia-Renart, summer 1991

Master classes with Stephen Isserlis and Aldo Parisot, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1991

Master class with Yo-yo Ma, The Quartet Program, Great Woods, Norton, MA, 1989

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, with Stephen Kates, 1985 – 1988

Private coaching with Felix Galamir and Jeffrey Kahane


AWARDS

First prize, Kuttner Competition, Indiana University, 1995

First prize, Indiana University Cello Competition, 1994

Semifinalist, Max D. Jost International Cello Competition, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1994

First prize, Santa Barbara Symphony/Esperia Foundation Competition, 1992

First prize, American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, 1992

Second prize, Tilden Competition, National Arts Club of New York, 1992

Finalist, National Symphony Orchestra Competition, Washington DC, 1990

Award recipient, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), art recognition and talent search, 1989

First prize, Peabody Institute Concerto Competition, 1987

First prize, Interlochen National Music Camp Concerto Competition, 1984 and 1985


TEACHING

Performed recitals and led master classes at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, and the Cedar Rapids Symphony School, Cedar Rapids, IA, March 2005

Assistant professor, Music Department, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 1995 – 1996

Private lessons and coaching since 1995