Bio


Studied with George Neikrug, Andor Toth, Jr., Margaret Rowell, Eugene Lehner.

Artistic Director, Ives Collective (2015-)
Founding member, Ives String Quartet. Cellist (1998-2015)
Founding member, Stanford String Quartet (1983-1997).

Solo cellist, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

Former principal, the Chamber Symphony of San Francisco, New England Chamber Orchestra, The Opera Company of Boston.

Principal cellist, Mendocino Music Festival; Faculty coach, Emerging Artists Program, Mendocino Music Festival
Faculty member, SoCal Chamber Music Workshop
Cellist, Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Former faculty/cellist at the Rocky Ridge Music Center, Centrum/Port Townsend (WA),

Recordings for CRI, Laurel Records, New Albion, AIX Entertainment, Delos, Centaur, and Music and Arts Recordings of America.

Academic Appointments


  • Senior Lecturer, Music

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Chair, Players Committee, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (2015 - 2018)
  • Board Member, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (2007 - 2016)
  • Member, Music Dept. Performance Committee, Stanford University
  • Member, Search committee for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players new Executive Director, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

Professional Education


  • B.M, Oberlin Conservatory
  • M.M, Boston University

2019-20 Courses