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Highlights as a musician -
I've travelled to 3 continents (South America, Asia, and Europe) for music tours and festivals, working with fantastic musicians and colleagues. Seeing students in the El Sistema program in Argentina who play music and dance late after the concert has concluded to the students in Japan who have so thoroughly annotated their music it is no longer legible - all share the musical connection in some form.
Currently I'm excited to join Santa Cruz Symphony as the Principal Trumpet. I also play in and around the Bay Area for weddings, musicals, circus performances, small ensembles, cross genre groups. The greater the challenge, the more I will enjoy it.
During my time at both Curtis and New England Conservatory, I've been fortunate enough to play under the tutelage of some of the great conductors of our time including: Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.