Education

Bachelors of Arts, Violin Performance

University of Wisconsin-Madison '13

 

Honors

Knight Foundation-Knight Arts Challenge of South Florida Grant Winner (2015)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Music Clinic Four-Year full tuition scholarship winner (2009-2013)

Wisconsin Public Radio Neale Silva Young Artist Competition Finalist (2011-2012)

Concord Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition winner (2010)

Concerto Winner Wisconsin Youth Symphony (2008)

Honorable Mention Madison Symphony Young Artists Competition (2008)

Honorable Mention Concord Chamber Orchestra Young Artists Competition (2008)

Honorable Mention Milwaukee Symphony Young Artist Competition (2008)

Finalist Saint Paul String Quartet Competition (2008)

Runner-up Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition (2007)

Finalist Milwaukee Symphony Young Artists Competition (2007)

Finalist Fox Valley Symphony Young Artist Competition (2007)

Emerson Scholar Award, Interlochen Arts Camp (2008)

Winner Middleton High School Concerto Competition (2007, 2009)

Performance History

Orchestras, large and small ensembles, and solo 2007 – present

Classical, folk, pop, rock, alternative, indie, tango, Latin, improvisation, contemporary, jazz, bluegrass, early music

Orchestra/ensemble performances at venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Hall of Human Rights (Geneva, Switzerland), University of Puerto Rico Theatre (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Orford Center for the Arts (Quebec, Canada), Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL), New World Center (Miami, FL), Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, WI)

Solo performances with New World Symphony, Violin Soloist (2013, 2016), University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony Orchestra, Violin Soloist(2013), Concord Chamber Orchestra, Violin Soloist (2010), Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Violin Soloist (2007, 2008)

Performed and/or recorded with artists such as Alesia Cara, Nu Deco Emsemble, Leeroy Sanchez and The alt Default

 

Workshops + Masterclasses

With Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert McDuffie, William Preucil, Jonathan Crowe, Eric Nowlin, Erica Raum, Lucy Robert, Jorja Fleezanis, David Perry, Suzanne Beia, David Halen, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Annie Chalex, Charles Pikler, Robert Hanford, The New Orford String Quartet, The Jupiter String Quartet, The Arianna String Quartet, The Pacifica String Quartet, The Avalon String Quartet

 

Festivals

Zephyr Chamber Music Festival, Courmayer, Italy (2011)

Orford Center for the Arts, Quebec, Canada (2010)

Casals Festival, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2016)

Arianna Chamber Music Festival, St Louis, Missouri (2015)

Duxbury Chamber Music Festival, Massachusetts (2012)

ARIA String Festival, Massachusetts (2012)

Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute, Minnesota (2009) 

Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, Washington State (2008)

Madeline Island Chamber Music Camp, Wisconsin (2010)

New World Symphony Chamber Music Series, Miami, Florida (2013-present)

Teaching Experience

Led a 14 week songwriting workshop for students in the Fienberg-Fisher K-8 School Center in Miami Beach, FL (2016-2017)        

Principal Violin and Coach for the Harmonia Symphony Orchestra in Geneva, Switzerland for the United Nations International 21st Human Rights Day (2014)

Violin instructor at Academia Filarmónica de Medellín, Colombia-AFMED (2014)

Violin instructor at Madison Music Makers, Centro Hispaño (2006-2013)

Violin instructor at WYSO Chamber Music Camp (2016)

Private violin instructor (2007-present)

ADDITIONAL EXPEREINCE

Founder/multi-instrumentalist of alternative-classical music ensemble, ‘The alt Default’ (2013-present)

Concert Narrator for the New World Symphony Educational concert series (2013-2015) 

Big Brother at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami (2013-2017) 

Volunteer at University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Program (2011-2013) 

Volunteer at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wisconsin (2009-2010) 

Soloist and chamber musician for weddings and special events (2000-present)