When did you start playing your instrument?
The third grade.
What do you do when you’re not playing in the LSO?
When, or how, did you come to join the orchestra?
As a Lansdowne resident when I started playing again after an 18-year break, the LSO seemed like the logical place to play.
Do you play in any other musical groups?
I’m principal in the Lower Merion Symphony, I have a regular string quartet, and I almost never say no to any other opportunities to play.
Do you come from a musical family?
My mother was a school music teacher and plays piano and organ. My father played trumpet in the Ohio State marching band. My brother is a drummer and writes music for his band in L.A.
Are you originally from Lansdowne/Philadelphia?
I grew up in northcentral Ohio, but I’ve lived in Lansdowne as long as I lived in my hometown, and I’ve lived in SE Pa. longer than I’ve lived anywhere else.
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