Colburn Conservatory of Music
How did you choose your instrument?
I always loved music, so I started playing the piano when I was 5 or 6. When given the option to join band in grade 6, I decided to join on the oboe because I liked its unique and colorful sound.
What piece are you most excited to play this coming season?
I’m excited for Shostakovich 6 at Disney Hall!
What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?
Since I am looking towards an orchestral career, AYS is a valuable opportunity to gain experience and musical knowledge. It is great to be able to work under a very talented and experienced musician like Maestro Treger. AYS also provides interesting and diverse performance experiences; for instance, last year we played a concert at LACMA that was aired on radio. We also performed with soloists like Valentina Lisitsa – I’m glad she will be returning this year!