Robert Ward

Principal, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Chair

SFS member since:  1980

Hometown: Schenectady, NY

Music schools you attended:  Oberlin Conservatory

Began playing music: At age 9

Musical inspiration: Hearing music in my house growing up

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Writer

Favorite composers: Mahler, Hindemith, Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky

Favorite works featuring my instrument: all the Mahler symphonies, Stravinsky tone poems

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Playing softball, writing

Recent reading: The Angel’s Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; The New Kings of Non-Fiction, edited by Ira Glass

On my CD player/iPod: John Boutte, bluegrass/acoustic music
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Continue going to each of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 restaurants, hiking the East Bay hills