My main occupation at the moment is with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and I also perform regularly in numerous classical music chamber ensembles and solo concerts. I also enjoy performing with the “Trio Petit Fleur”, a Jerusalem-based group with double bass and accordion which plays Klezmer, Italian, French, jazz and Israeli songs.  The lighter repertoire and the opportunity to improvise is a nice change from the classical art music I have played for most of my life, and even helps me to understand classical music better.

 

Education:

Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, Fulbright Scholar
Yale University, Master of Music
Mannes College of Music in New York, Bachelor of Music
University of Hartford, Suzuki Method violin pedagogy 2-year course

Performing Experience:

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA, present occupation since 2007
Eastern Music Festival, faculty since summer 2003
Finnish National Opera and Ballet Orchestra, violinist, 10 years
Helsinki Klezmer Kapelye, klezmer band, violinist, 7 years
Concerto soloist with the South Orange Symphony, Princeton Collegium Musicum, Eastern Chamber Orchestra