Happy Birthday, Samuel Barber!

Happy birthday to American composer, Samuel Barber (1910-1981)! Barber has been one of my favorite composers for solo piano; I love his neo-romantic sound, and incorporation of American folk styles. I’m practicing hard and looking forward to performing his solo piano set, Excursions, Op. 20, in some upcoming April performances at James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) and…

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…