Doctoral studies with Vitaly Margulis at University of California, Los Angeles (ABD) Research conducted on performance practice issues in relation to Schumann’s Davidsbundlertanze
Solisten Diplome “With Excellence” , Muskhochschule Freiburg Germany, studies with Robert Levin and Tibor Szasz
Selected as first exchange student between Eastman School of Music and Freiburg Musikhochschule
Master of Music, Eastman School of Music, studies with Nelita True
Bachelor of Music, University of Southern California, studies with John Perry
Co-Director of Chamber Music Concert Series at Evergreen Cultural Centre . With a budget from ECC I create programming, hire guest artists and perform on concerts as a member of Quiring Chamber Players. Guest collaborators have included violinists Ian Swensen, Catherine French, Andy Dawes, Marc Destrube, Gwen Thompson, (this season with Dale Barltrop), mezzo soprano Anita Krause, soprano Robyn Driedger Klassen, members of Borealis Quartet and Vancouver Symphony
Release of CD on ORF label (Vienna) Solo piano and chamber works of Richard Stoehr (1887-1967). CD featured on Alain Lefevre’s Espace Musique (Radio Canada) and West Coast Classics (CFRO Radio)
Music on Main at the Cellar, Pender Harbor Festival, Music on a Wednesday, Pender Harbor Festival, SFU School of Contemporary Arts (hired to play new student compositions). Invited as guest with Trio Accord, Standing Wave Ensemble, Metta Ensemble, and annual guest with Pro Nova Ensemble.
Produced CD with Davidsbundler Duo, works for viola and piano
Representative performances include concerto appearances with Redlands Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony (Mozart Concerto K.482 with original cadenzas), Frieburg Philharmonic, UCLA Philharmonic (concerto competition winner), UCLA Wind Ensemble (Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds) for re-opening of Royce Hall. Performed as soloist and chamber music collaborator at Midi de Minimes Festival (Brussels), University of Kleipeda (Lithuania) , Weill Hall (Carnegie Recital Hall), Alora Festival (Ontario) Music at the Vinyards (Napa Valley California), Los Angeles County Museum “Sundays at 4” Series with live broadcast, “Old First” Series in San Francisco, Vitaly Margulis 75th Birthday Celebration with Martha Argerich, San Francisco Conservatory Faculty Concert
Toured Germany as member of ODA Piano Quartet
Winner of San Francisco Symphony/ Pepsi Cola Young Musicians Award
Brandenburg Concertos with members of Vancouver Symphony, Evergreen Cultural Centre
Studies with Robert Levin in Freiburg, Villa Musica Festival in Mainz Germany (Chamber music on period instruments performing with Rainer Kussmaul), Villa Medici-Guilini in Briosco Italy (travel grant from UCLA for doctoral research, specifically on the Graf piano in relation to Schumann piano music).
Currently on faculty and co-director of the Quiring Music School in Coquitlam and Chamber Music Camp in Vancouver. Chamber groups which I’ve coached have placed 1st and 2nd three consecutive years at Friends of Chamber Music competition.
Piano Faculty, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Teaching assistantship at UCLA, duties included teaching private instruction (1 hour weekly) to composition majors, public concert was presented each semester.
Piano Faculty, Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Teaching Assistantship, Eastman school of Music, individual instruction and class piano
Adjudicator and Master Class teacher for Music Teachers’ Association of California
Master Class clinician Eastman School of Music Prep department