Santa Monica High School Graduate
How did you choose your instrument?
I started playing piano in second grade, and in fourth grade began violin as part of a school program. I gradually began to favor violin over piano, and by the beginning of high school I had firmly cemented violin as my primary instrument.
What piece are you most excited to play this upcoming season?
Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. I have been a major fan of Mahler for many years, and this is my first opportunity to perform an entire symphony of his.
What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?
AYS has given me a taste of a professional orchestral environment. As someone hoping to make a career as a violinist, I consider training for a professional orchestra a very valuable component of my education.