Born Massachusetts, USA
Studied Australian National Academy of Music
Likes Reading, soccer and magic card tricks
Dislikes Onions and early mornings
What are your earliest musical memories?
Memories of my childhood are filled with the sounds of my sisters practising music around the house. I would often wake up to it in the morning, which has given me a permanent dislike of certain piano exercises! I have clear memories of my some of my earliest piano lessons at the age of three, learning the first pieces from the Suzuki Piano School.
What drew you to the cello?
I initially picked up the violin at the age of five along with my three older sisters. After a year, one sister switched to viola and I took up the cello. A large reason that I chose to focus on the cello is that I feel this is the instrument I can best express myself through. It is become like a second voice to me where there are fewer limitations.
Who are your musical heroes?
I’ve always loved listening to Yo-Yo Ma. When I first started, listening to him inspired me to work hard so I could eventually play the amazing pieces that he did. Uzi Wiesel was my cello teacher...