Meet My New Musical Family!

I am so happy to announce that I will be joining Symphony Number One as their new Principal Pianist! Symphony Number One is the East Coast’s newest chamber orchestra, based in Baltimore, MD. Our concert seasons will feature innovative programs of great works of the past and premieres of new works by today’s emerging composers….

Exploring Ancient Musical Roots

Last week, my husband and I enjoyed a well-deserved vacation/5-years-late-honeymoon in Greece! Now, I made a personal promise that I would be completely in “vacation mode,” but I couldn’t help but stumble on some really interesting artifacts and learn a bit about ancient musical history. One of our first ventures was a visit to the…

Bringing Brahms to Schumann’s Haus

My work in Germany wrapped up with a whirlwind of performances in Freiberg, Döbeln, and Zwickau. Last Saturday and Sunday, I had the great honor of performing more Brahms-Lieder concerts in the birth house of Robert Schumann. What a historic place with a fantastic museum and a beautiful chamber concert hall—a great privilege for me! The theme…

Brahms…and a Little Puccini!

Things are going really well here in Freiberg—I’ve been learning and performing so much beautiful music by Brahms—it’s quite an experience! Our Liedermatinee performance at Würlitzer Park was well received with three encores and I had the pleasure of performing on a remarkable Bechstein grand piano: it possesses a rich sound, perfect for performing Brahms. This will be my busiest…

First Week in Freiberg

This has been an excellent first week in Germany. Well…aside from taking close to four days to recover from jetlag! Due to some recent and unpredictable events, I’ve had to take on nearly twice as much music to learn and perform during these next weeks. Although it is a somewhat stressful way to kickstart this lieder program, I’m happy to take…