American by birth, I’ve lived in the UK since 1994. I married a Brit! So I’m now a dual-national but very proud of my American heritage and roots. Recording the Amy Beach and Arthur Foote repertoire was a big deal for me, as I wanted to champion American classical music and fly the banner for lesser known US composers in Europe.
I started out on piano and recorder, then added clarinet, organ and harpsichord, with a smattering of flute, oboe and trombone thrown in! One of my mentors once told me, ‘You’re a musician first and a pianist second’ which I took as a huge compliment. Being a well-rounded musician and knowing the broader classical repertoire is something I bring into my piano work.
I have a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Piano Performance. My parents always wondered what I was going to do with these degrees, but now I’m doing it! I record piano CDs and play piano concerts. It’s great!
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