I offer professional acoustic and electric violin performances of the highest quality at a reasonable price. I can provide both classical and contemporary music (both solo and duo) for weddings, engagements, receptions, parties, fundraisers, corporate functions, and any other special events. I also perform as a volunteer in nursing homes, hospitals, and churches. With a strong passion for music performance, I have been diligently studying the violin for over 15 years and have won multiple competitions and awards. Last year, as a graduating college senior, I was honored to perform a solo for Duke University's board of trustees, including president Richard Brodhead and Apple CEO Tim Cook. In 2017, I performed for several invitation-only corporate events, including the Arts Against Bullying Gala hosted by FSP Against Bullying (September), as well as the National Healthcare Symposium hosted by Geisinger Health (November). The Geisinger symposium was attended by distinguished guests such as Hillary Clinton, Dean Ornish, Gail Wilensky, Judy Faulkner, Thomas Lee, Howard Dean, Governor Wolfe, and Ezekiel Emanuel.
As the recipient of a generous Dean's Performance Grant, I am honored to be furthering my violin studies at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance. I am a student of Dr. Eduard Schmieder, the distinguished Laura H. Carnell Professor of Violin. In addition, I have participated in several intensive music festivals and workshops, including the Luby Violin Symposium, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Emerging Artist Fellowship Program at Garth Newel.
I completed my undergraduate work at Duke University in May 2016, earning degrees in global health, sociology, and ethics. Although I did not major in music at Duke, I was fortunate to have been quite involved in the music department. I studied violin with Professor Eric Pritchard of the Ciompi Quartet for four years, and I was a two-time winner of the Duke Symphony concerto competition. I also served as concertmaster and president of the Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Professor Harry Davidson. Upon graduating from Duke, I was awarded the Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music, a Benenson Award in the Arts, and graduation with distinction in music. Outside of music, I continue to explore my diverse interests in global health, social justice, filmmaking, writing, and education.
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