Instrument

Violin

Hometown

Ann Arbor, Michigan

School

Pioneer High School

Studies Music at

Music Institute of Chicago

Ensemble(s)

Academy Chamber Orchestra at the Music Institute of Chicago

Favorite Musician(s)

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christian Tetzlaff, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Cleveland Quartet, Gabriel Kahane, The Beatles, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Maria Callas, Brad Mehldau, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms

Interests/Accomplishments

● Published Violonetto, a magazine about violin and violinists, from 2006-2010, in which he interviewed artists such as Joshua Bell, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hilary Hahn, and Midori, among others

● Enjoys traveling, bike riding, arranging music, and writing, especially about music

● Favorite books are Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Shakespeare's Othello, and books by David Sedaris

Meet the rest of the 2013 orchestra.