Awards/Competitions: Ray Still Award, 2018
Appearances: Texas Music Festival, 2019; Festival Napa Valley, 2019; Miami Classical Music Festival, 2017
What is your earliest memory of classical music? My mom practicing the piano
Who is your biggest inspiration? My teachers: Russ DeLuna and Scott Hostetler
What has been your favorite experience as a musician? Either playing the Strauss Oboe Concerto with orchestra, or touring China with my school orchestra at Northwestern!
If you could play another instrument, what would it be? Cello or French Horn
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing? I honestly have no idea—which is part of why I chose to be one!
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us: I love to swim!
Piece of advice for a young classical musician: Work hard, have fun, and never let someone else tell you what you’re capable of.