First Violin

Assistant Concertmaster, 75th Anniversary Chair

SFS member since:  1972

Hometowns: Milwaukee, WI, St. Paul, MN

Music school you attended:  Stanford University

Began playing music: At age 11

Musical inspirations: My church choir director

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: History or German teacher

Favorite composers:  J.S. Bach, Frederick Delius

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Goldmark’s and Delius’s Violin Concertos; “Erbarme dich,” from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; any piece by Fritz Kreisler

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Going to the race track (Golden Gate Fields); watching college football and People’s Court on TV

Recent reading: Mozart: Studies of the Autograph Scores, by Alan Tyson (I don’t read fiction)

On my CD player/iPod: Coon-Sanders Nighthawks and Gus Arnheim Cocoanut Grove Orchestra (both from early 1930s)
Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area: Go for walks. The East Bay Regional Park system is wonderful!

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