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…

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…

Brahms, for Two

This summer, I will be collaborating with singers and performing in a Brahms lieder (song) workshop and concert series in Germany. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to perform with some very talented singers, for my husband, (who hasn’t complained yet about me disappearing overseas for over a month) and, of course, for this gorgeous music that…

Hello, Oyster!

“The world is your oyster, Which I with sword will open” – W. Shakespeare (from The Merry Wives of Windsor) I completed my DMA in chamber music last month at Catholic University, and one common message I constantly heard from friends, family members, and teachers, was “the world is your oyster!” I love that quote, so I’ll just go…