Member since 1992
Hometown: Ardsley, NY
Began playing music:
Both my parents are musicians, so I was immersed in music from a young age. I started piano lessons early on with my mother; I could read music before I could read words. And there was always music going on. My mother had this record collection that spanned everything from Duke Ellington to Barbra Streisand, and then to the Juilliard String Quartet playing Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.
I have two kids—identical twin boys—so most of my time and energy is spent with them. But I love to do chamber music, and I try to say yes every time I get asked to play for something with SFS colleagues or elsewhere.
My husband’s iPod is in the car. He’s got such great taste and it’s fun to listen to things I wouldn’t otherwise. He’s a big opera buff and has practically every opera on there, so I’ll be driving along and suddenly I’m listening to Rigoletto.