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Biography

Mezzo-soprano

Alto, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

SFS Chorus member since: 1980-84, 2011-present

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Music schools I attended: University of Pacific Conservatory of Music; Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London

Began singing: At age 5, to Beatles songs.

Musical inspirations:  The joy which singing brought me

If I were not a professional singer, I might be: In a job which uses foreign languages

Favorite composers: J.S. Bach, Mozart, R. Strauss, Monteverdi, Steve Reich

Favorite vocal works: Bach’s cantatas; Mozart’s operas; madrigals; beautiful and interesting contemporary choral works

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Seeing films; hiking; time with my family

Recent reading: (Highbrow) Brunelleschi’s Dome, by Ross King; (lowbrow) The Game of Thrones series, by George R. R. Martin

On my CD player/iPod: Radiohead; Fleet Foxes; Elvis Costello; Eddie Vedder’s Ukelele Songs
           
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking, eating at great restaurants. I like going to the beach and knowing that we are on the edge of one continent.